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Raid 5 vs Raid 10

Question asked by schmity on Jul 9, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2014 by bigtom


Raid 5 vs Raid 10

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     I am getting ready to purchase a new server and was reviewing the General Hardware Considerations on the FileMaker website.  I am trying to decide between RAID 5 and RAID 10 and found some (I think) conflicting information.

     "When it comes to RAID, there are various “RAID levels” to consider. FileMaker, Inc. recommends RAID 5 or RAID 1+0 for use with your FileMaker solutions and FileMaker Server. "


     "FileMaker WebDirect Considerations

FileMaker, Inc. recommends using a multiple disk RAID 10 system when using FileMaker WebDirect."

     Is this saying use RAID 5 unless you're using web direct, then use RAID 10?

     I will be using web direct and everything will be hosted on 1 server.  Any suggestions...5 or 10?  My web direct use will be minimal.