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DP with Flexraid RaidF- Comments
I see that some folks here are using flex raid with DB, how is this working out, what pitfalls should new users look out for? I assume your adding each individual drive as a separate DRU, Is there a limit to the number of drives that you have offloading to a single PPU? Is this over complicating your DP/WHS installation? I've seen a lot of posts about how stable Flexraid is, but folks seem to lump the discussion of both RaidF and pooling app into just flexraid, which from what I can tell are two completely separate applications, but there are benefits when used together, like real-time raid.
If you troll the Flex raid forum, there is a lot of activity, and what appears to be a lot of issues, so I'm not so convinced of it's reliability, but I'm really intrigued by the concept. I have 4X2TB drives in my Pool, plus 1 X 1tb for my recorded TV Archive folder, and if can obtain can obtain a single 2-3TB drive for parity (PPU), to protect against a single HDD (DRU) failure , it's very interesting. I'll keep a complete backup of my irreplaceable data, but it's getting costly maintaining backups for replaceable data like Music and movies, while it would be a pain to go through all the disks, I have the original media. so why waste all that space with complete duplicates. knock on wood, but I would hope not to have two HDD failures at the same time.
Just sparking some conversation, I have some down time and looking for a new project. lol.