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Re: unreadable sectors, what to do?



On 12/10/2007, Dave Ihnat <dihnat dminet com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 08:43:03AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > ... raid 1 allows you to repair the kind of damage you have without
> > too much difficult, but at the cost of half of your disk space, which
> > may be too high for you.
>
> Ah...a single 500Gb drive is about $100 or so street price these days.
> RAID0 over RAID1 is almost never justifiable, except maybe in a RAID10
> config.
>
> People time (recovery, reconfig) and data value massively trump disk storage
> space today.

Entirely agreed. One could argue that raid0 actually *increases* your
chances of data loss, as you have twice the chance of a drive failing.


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