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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    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.
    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.

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    And/or buy a decent radio card with on-board caching...

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