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Wayne AblerXserve Raid Question
by 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.

Thanks for any insights you can provide.


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DrolloRe: Xserve Raid Question
by 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.

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Wayne AblerRe: Xserve Raid Question
by on Mar 10, 2006 at 3:40:01 pm

Thanks Drollo.

What program did you use for testing?

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