mirrored volumes-raid1

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Grymblayd, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Grymblayd

    Grymblayd Guest

    This concerns me in software raid dynamic disc config.
    and will probably apply in hardware as well....
    If I have 2 drives of equal capacity, but they are of different speeds ie: 1 of 7200 the other of 5600 will this allow the raid config to continue or will they slower drive prevail?


    Grym ( and it's not my fault..tolerance ) blayd
  2. ditchhopper

    ditchhopper OSNN Addict

    the 7200 will have to slow down to match the speed of the 5600.
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    you mean 7200rpm and 5400rpm.

    and the 7200 won't actually slow down and spin at 5400rpm... the raid controller will just be waiting on the 5400rpm drive. so basically the same speed as if you had two 5400rpm drives hooked up.
  4. Grymblayd

    Grymblayd Guest

    yes rpm ( as I don't believe we are up to 7200 gig drives yet) and thanks for the replies ......this forum has been great help always.