Yet another RAID Question (YARQ)

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Wed Jun 22 09:31:41 GMT 2005

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>To: Ted Mittelstaedt
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>Subject: RE: Yet another RAID Question (YARQ)
>> As for knowing if a disk has failed,
>> I think the only way to know is to watch the little lights on the disk
>> front.
>After reading Alex' story about running a RAID 1 with a defect
>disc for three years, I believe it will suffice, when I check
>things with every system upgrade.

The little lights change color and blink an angry red when a disk dies.

You don't want to run it 3 years.  For one thing, the warranty might


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