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Comment: Re:BAARF (Score 1) 495 495

Unlikely, yes. Unheard of, no. One year ago I thought nothing of running servers on RAID5. Then over about 9 months I had two servers suffer dual-drive failures. On one, the second failure occurred during rebuild and I was able to recover everything since the nightly backup. On the other, the drives failed within seconds of each other and nothing was recoverable.

I was already keeping two spares on hand. I was set up to get e-mails of problems well in advance. And NEITHER of the second-to-fail drives had even hiccuped before.

Now I run RAID-1 or RAID-10 *only* though I'd consider RAID-6 if I could afford newer 3Ware controllers.

"If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time serving it..." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_

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