How many drives are you talking about using. If you have a bunch of
them, like 6 to 9 drivers, you could combine them into
2 or 3 groups of roughly equal size and then make a each chunk a RAID 0
and then RAID those chunks up with either RAID1 or RAID5/6 depending on
how much redundancy you want. You could also reserve a couple of
drives as spares if you wanted then to be able to automatically rebuild
the drive if any of the drives fail.
On 12/30/20 3:00 PM, Seabass via PLUG-discuss wrote: >
> Weird question:
> I can get a bunch of ancient (~2013) HDDs. Each have varying amounts
> of space, and few (if any) are ever the same size.
> These were marked to be disposed, though that is just because of age
> or having plenty that are better. Thus I can take them. However, them
> being this old, and having found about 3 that eventually broke or
> never worked, I'm left with this question:
> Because purchasing new drives takes too long (no idea when/if they
> would arrive), I can take as many of the decommissioned drives I'd
> like. Seeing as some failed, how does one build a system that is
> resilient to drives failing?
> It can be reset as much as wanted, hardware is literally in arm's
> reach, and there is not burning need for it to be up immediately.
> There is also massive (comparatively) external drive space and as many
> live boot USBs as one might desire.
> So how would one build a system that is designed expecting HDD failure
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