Originally Posted by bigredseo
We used to run RAID-5 on a number of our machines, and ran RAID-50 on our ecommerce systems. Lots of redundancy. All was on a hardware RAID.
If I remember right, the Software Raids didn't allow a hot-swap of drives should something fail. I don't know if that has changed, but I remember that was a reason we went for Hardware RAID many many years ago.
Do you use SSD's or standard hard drives for your RAID 50 setup? I'd be interesting in what kind of speeds you are getting.