Windows Thread, Raid5 for performance and reliability in Technical; I'm just configuring a new file server and was wondering what settings I should use on the raid 5 partition.
2nd April 2008, 10:48 AM #1
Raid5 for performance and reliability
I'm just configuring a new file server and was wondering what settings I should use on the raid 5 partition.
I've been reading about DWC "Disk Write Caching", apparently this has a performance increase but makes raid 5 volumes liable to corruption if the power is lost.
Anyone have any experience with this?
I'm trying to build the most reliable file server possible, but I don't want to loose performance for no reason.
Last edited by zag; 2nd April 2008 at 11:56 AM.
2nd April 2008, 11:30 AM #2
This seems like another name for a write-back cache. Yes, you'll want "disk write caching" turned on - otherwise every small write to the harddrive will result in a seek and the drive will spend its whole day whizzing back and forth writing data. To stop corruption on power-off, attach a UPS - a cheap (£40) one will do, you only need it to stay up long enough to get the machine to shut down properly.
Originally Posted by ittech
2nd April 2008, 11:35 AM #3
And/or buy a decent radio card with on-board caching...
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