Xserve Raid Question
by Wayne Abler on Mar 9, 2006 at 7:48:09 pm
I have an ATA Xserve raid currently with 4 drives striped across two channels creating a 2 TB raid 0. No problems so far (knock on wood). My limited testing leads me to believe this could support HD.
Does anyone know how many drives I'd need in a raid-5 configuration to support HD? I'd like something safer than raid-0 but fast enough to eventually support HD. Or would another raid configuration provide the performance and security I'm looking for?
The Media 100 configuration guide suggest 14 drives for raid-5. I was hoping to get by with fewer so I'd have money left over for spare drive or two.
Re: Xserve Raid Question by Drollo on Mar 9, 2006 at 8:15:54 pm
We have 14 HDs configurations in our Media 100 HD and our Final Cut with Cinewave HD. We tested with 8 drives in RAID5 but the data transfer was 110 MB/s, not enough to work in HD. I recommend the 14 drives in your Xserve Raid.