I always do a mirror on the system drive and RAID5 on the rest.
Regardless of what problams you may have had with your SCSI setup I still
consider SCSI more reliable. The problem may be your particular hardware
brand or model,...or just bad luck.
I have seen a ton of trouble with custom built machines. I have had little
to no trouble with machines from major vendors like Dell. The worse I have
had to do with my Dells is update the Firmware on both the Controller and
the Drives (which should always be done anyway), and I might have had to
re-seat a drive one or twice.
The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
"TheScullster" <phil@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Hi all
> I am looking to replace our ageing File/Print and Exchange servers and
> would welcome opinion on the above subjects:
> For the drive arrays, there seems to be a trend towards SATA drives for
> array builds.
> I have approx 20 PC users running SATA drives, with no failures in the
> last five years.
> However I have had 2 failures in 6 months in a cluster of 4 servers
> running SCSI arrays.
> This would tend to support the argument for SATA.
> Once the drive type has been decided, what is the preferred drive
> Mirrored system drives and RAID 5 data
> RAID 5 array for both system and data?
> I am looking for around 2 TB
> Any comments on the above opions appreciated.