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how to fill 5887's



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New Power 8. CEC disk is for VIOS only (at least in our config). Have
two 5887's. Each has three 8 drive bays for a subtotal of 24 for each
5887 or 48 drives I could load total for both 5887's. I am loading 34
drives. All SSD's. I will have more space than I'll need for the
foreseeable future. Lots.

Question 1: Should I balance them among bays? For example, use slots
1-6, 9-14, 17-21 for 6,6,5 of each 5887? Or should I just start from the
left and go right, and just balance them between the two 5887's?

Question 2: Going to use RAID5 with hot spare. Should I select create
raid sets for performance (or however that's worded)?


Rob Berendt





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