--- On Tue, 7/8/08, Jeff Mohler <spee...@gmail.com> wrote:
One drive has a what..maybe a 1 per 1.0 E15 bits transferred
you have 24x that of one drive, as each drive it it's
shoot. Each drive may NEVER hit uBER for you, but one may
Plus, you have commodity firmware levels on those drives
BER mechanisms, so you COULD argue you have another 2x
losing it all without HEFTY raid, at least 5+1.
Thank you - I understand. You are worried because of the lack of redundancy.
I didn't want to make my questions any more complicated than they were, but since we are on the topic, I will tell you that _in reality_ I will not make a 24 TB array, I will in fact use the raid-6 functionality (two parity drives) of my card and make a ~22 TB array.
Does that address the concerns you were raising ? Does 22 data and 2 parity (raid 6) still make you very nervous, or does that completely change the scenario you were worried about ?