FreeBSD and large harddrives

Andy Wodfer wodfer at
Fri Nov 19 09:48:13 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Peter <fbsdq at> wrote:

> I tend to stay away from raid cards.  With ZFS pools all you need is ZFS
> and any OS [easily move drives around servers], vs. raid cards have to be
> the same if moving/replacing/card fails.
> With 'ZFS: do not give it all your HDD'
> [ ]
> You don't even need to have drives that are exactly the same.
> Completely not tied to any hardware....

Wow! I'm learning more and more and I'm really beginning to like ZFS!

Question: What happens if 1 drive out of say 4 fails in a pool? And what
about hotswapping a (faulty) drive? Is this still possible with ZFS? Can I
actually replace a Raid 5 setup with a ZFS settup and have the same data
security if drives fail?'


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