what is the best RAID config (I can do) for a domain controller/file server?
Posted on 2011-09-28
I have an older server with a built-in RAID card.
It is Adaptec AIC-7902W.
I have 4x 73GB Seagate Cheetah's that I can use.
From what I can see, the raid controller can only do 0 (stripe) and 1 (mirror)... it can also assign a "spare" (whatever that is).
I wish to build a new Domain Controller with file sharing, but the amount of data we have is about 67GB, so a 73GB mirror isn't really optimal.
Is there any way I can do a RAID5 type config?
What is the best RAID configuration I could do for this server build?