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By sunir.dudhia ·
I need info on how to configure Raid 5
on a Fujitsu/Siemens 670/20 Enterprise Server which has 2x9Gb/HD and 6x36Gb/HD.

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by spiceman In reply to Raid 5

Why not use the 6 x 36GB HD as raid 5. You can do this in disk adminsitrator under administration tools.
1. Select the 6 areas of free space (RAID 5 works from 3 to 32 hard disks) by selecting the first area of free space on the first disk, and then pressing CTRL and clicking each additional area of free space on each of the other hard disks.

2. On the Fault Tolerance menu, click Create Stripe Set With Parity.

Disk Administrator displays the minimum and maximum sizes for the stripe set with parity.

3. Type the size of the stripe set that you want to create and then click OK.

Disk Administrator divides the total size by the number of disks to create equal-sized unformatted partitions in each of the selected disks and assigns a single drive letter to the collection of partitions that make up the stripe set with parity. If you choose a number that cannot be divided equally, Disk Administrator rounds to the closest higher or lower value.

The changes you have made will not be saved until you click Commit Changes Now or quit Disk Administrator.

I would create a mirror set for the operating system using the 2 x 9GB HD

Good luck

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by sunir.dudhia In reply to Raid 5

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by dbowlin In reply to Raid 5

Answer #1 is right on the money for creating a software RAID. The primary advantages are: it is easy and it is cheap.

If performance is a concern, ie: you are running database or other server based applications which demand peak performance. You should consider a hardware RAID solution. Purchase a RAID controller (I recommend Adaptec, and so does almost everyone else in these message boards...with good reason) and install it according to directions. Installation can be a bit of a challenge depending on the rest of your set up, but you should gain between 30 and 35% in performance over a software solution. Depending on the model you choose, it will cost between $400 & $1000.

Good luck,

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