I am not sure I want to risk that

by Volker Weber

RAID 6 support is highly experimental.

[Thanks, Nico]


I don't think that's any danger on Linux installations outside the United States. But I don't think I'd install RAID 6 in Florida...

Scott, 2004-08-11

with today's drives, this one seems excessively paranoid to me.

Andrew Pollack, 2004-08-12

With today's drives, you cannot be paranoid enough.
Rough estimate: a single particle of room dust on a 400GB disk's surface would account for several hundred kB.
Also, drives are hardware. The switch from the end-90s' plastic bearings to liquid/ceramic is a great step, but mechanical rigidity is not really deliverable in mass-market consumer products.
You get the point.

I won't trust my data to a single drive.


Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2004-08-15

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