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Raid 50 vs Raid 5Hi,
Does anyone know how to calculate Raid 50 IO/sec compared to Raid 5. The Problem:
Our live server(Raid5 on san – fibre link) is currently 33% down on write performance compared to our application developers running Raid50. I was wondering if this could be the problem I have heard raid 50 has better performance but just how much better?
raid 50 usually means 2 identical raid 5 arrays mirrored together for additional fault tolerance
which means more over head also, you need to know the number of disks, rpm etc
then you can only calculate a theoretical number, which most controllers can’t do anyways i think your problem is somewhere else, not related to the 5 vs 50 config