[SATLUG] RAID5 Recovery - Reassembly questions

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Wed Aug 26 20:11:43 CDT 2009

I believe they still spin under power but at a lesser current when in 
sleep mode. I don't intend to be picky over this but it still seems to 
be a more costly effort and I simply wonder at the value for the home user.

However David pointed out that initial cost for a smaller drive array is 
certainly a factor and I agree that it is unusual for a HD to truly fail 
inside the warranty period but in the ones I have owned several have 
failed in less than a yr of use but it was caused by power sputtering 
without having backup power.

Daniel Goller wrote:
> Interesting point.
> Running raid1 on my nslu2 is simple. Should one drive fail, rebuilding it
> would be simple.
> Spinning disks? Not really, they sleep until I access them
> On Aug 26, 2009 5:56 PM, "Herb Cee" <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
> David Labens wrote: > > So, to restore it (hopefully not needed), I'll
> simply need to put it back on...
> David,Whew, following this has been very interesting but now .. I am even
> more confused about why use RAID in a personal puter network?
> It just seems to me redundent since you are gonna have to use a backup
> system anyway to feel secure. I still do not have my little whirlygig
> working the way I want, but it really seems that using RAID would be risky
> for me since I would be so far over my head in attempting to administer the
> sys. On the other hand either setting up a frequent synced backup is safely
> within my understanding and tech ability.
> The Raid sys also means keeping all the spindles spinning plus the access
> time for all heads to R/W so the overhead is higher. To my simple logic it
> appears that unless you operate a mission critical operation RAID is a
> potential drag.
> After going tru this really long ordeal how do you personally think about
> RAID's value? Another Question is why did the sys not remind you about that
> early drive being dropped and not attended. Or was that just a failure to
> set the procedure to notify you?
> hh

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