"but still raid 5? and no hot spare?"  I've seen this more than once, There are 
a lot of people out there that were taught old school and that RAID 5 is the 
de-facto standard RAID setup so they stick with it for years and years!

From: listsad...@lists.myitforum.com [mailto:listsad...@lists.myitforum.com] On 
Behalf Of J- P
Sent: 16 September 2016 14:11
To: NT <ntsysadm@lists.myitforum.com>
Subject: [NTSysADM] raid 5? in 2016

So I inherited this server , (sitting on site since February) low and behold 
when I fire it up it turns out that whoever set it up used all 8 discs in a 
raid 5 (granted they are only 500gb enterprise ssd's ) but still raid 5? and no 
hot spare?

I'm trying to figure what the purpose of this server is/was, but aside from a 
losing some space wouldn't a  raid 6 and hot spare make MUCH more sense?

I'd like to move some of their VMs to it, as it is a brand spanking new r730 
with 96gb of ram

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