RAID 5 vs 10
Posted on 2014-02-16
I have two servers I am planning on deploying, both have 4 hard drives of 900GB SAS on a Perc Dell controller. One server is going to be a SBS 2011 server and the other a dedicated Sage 200 server, initially the deployment was going to be RAID 5 on both servers but it seems RAID 10 would offer better performance and the same redundancy (1 drive failure).
Can someone assist me with the following:
- Can someone tell me which would be a better choice? RAID 10 or 5?
- What will be the maximum space available as they are both going to be sitting on 1 partition.
- On a RAID10 setup will the process of fixing the broken RAID be the same as swapping out the damaged drive as you would on a RAID 5 set?