[ardour-users] Ardour DAW - Hardware advice please..

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Wed Dec 15 10:50:50 PST 2004

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 13:30:17 -0500
Joe Hartley <jh at brainiac.com> wrote:
Florian wrote:
> > writing 5megs to the one disk and 5meg to the other will complete the
> > operation in 1s. Performance increase. For this performance increase one
> > pays the price of less redundancy though (instead of the chance of one
> > disk failing you got the chance of each one of both disks failing
> > combined).
> Ah, you're right, I did forget about this type of RAID.  As my son
> would say, "My bad."
> This is rarely seen in the wild for the very reasons you note:  no
> redundancy and a higher chance of getting burned by disk failure.

As pointed out, RAID 5 does the distribution and has redundancy, but there
is still a bit of overhead involved when compared to one disk.  My
opinion is still that it doesn't pay to run a RAID in a DAW, but that
it always pays to have backups!

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa

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