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What raid to choose for OS and Database

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Microsoft SQL ServerServer HardwareMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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We are looking at buying a new database server and I would like to know the best raid setup to use.  I have read rad 1 for the os, another raid 1 for the logs and a raid 10 for the database.

Cost is always a concern so to curb costs I will either needs to do 1 raid 5 or 1 raid 10.  The OS/Database/ and logs would all be on the chosen raid.

So is 1 raid 10 better than 1 raid 5 with a hotspare?

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