Hard Disk IDs in Linux

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Tue Mar 12 13:10:24 MDT 2013


On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com> wrote:
> Important thing to consider is Murphy's law.  The minimum number of
> disk failures to destroy your whole array.  In RAID6, it's 3 disks.
> In RAID10, it's 2 disks.  Obviously this would have to be a matched
> pair, but s#!* happens.

I haven't studied raid6--how flexible is it regarding which 3 disks
can fail, compared to raid10's up to half excluding both from a
mirrored pair?


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