Raid 1 and Raid 5: Example of a problem that will make one crash and not the other.
Posted on 2007-10-10
Hi. I believe I understand how space and cost is divided between Raid 1 and Raid 5. A lot of members here say that Raid 5 is the best way to go. I can't afford to combine a Raid 1 with a Raid 5, so I have to choose.
My question is:
What can happen with a Raid 1 system that will not happen with a Raid 5 system. Can someone tell me an example of what would make a Raid 1 system crash and would not make a Raid 5 system crash. For example, if I have a bad sector on a Raid 1 system, it will be mirrored on the second drive. If I have a bad sector on a Raid 5 system, what will happen?