7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2014 11:44 AM by hbernhard

    Advise on setting up ARECA Raid

    Baz R Level 3

      Hi,

       

      I have a Areca external case that has 8x 3tb hdds connected via 2x sas cables to a Areca card.

       

      This setup will be for media storage. I am looking into raid 3 with 7 drives, and with the 8th drive use as a hot spare.

       

      my question is, will the hot spare automatically be used if more than one drive fails in the raid 3 array.

       

      I am looking for best performance with 2 drives as backup incase for fails