Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Sep 2009 13:40 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
Hardware, Embedded Systems This is an article which discusses the increase in storage capacity while performance and hard error rates have not improved significantly in years, and what this means for protecting data in large storage systems. "The concept of parity-based RAID (levels 3, 5 and 6) is now pretty old in technological terms, and the technology's limitations will become pretty clear in the not-too-distant future " and are probably obvious to some users already. In my opinion, RAID-6 is a reliability Band Aid for RAID-5, and going from one parity drive to two is simply delaying the inevitable."
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bannor99
Member since:
2005-09-15

Whether you keep SAS interfaces or switch to SATA, the real issue here is the reliability of hard disks.

Solid state disks should and will be the solution.

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zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Flash memory (if that is what you mean by solid state) fails over time as well.

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

Flash memory (if that is what you mean by solid state)

Hint: take a guess what the SS in SSD stands for.

But yeah, it does fail over time. And the situation is not likely to get better as it goes through process shrinks.

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