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RAID 1 BAY 1 (6Gb/s) with BAY 3 (3Gb/s)??

 
Rayb0rn
Occasional Visitor

RAID 1 BAY 1 (6Gb/s) with BAY 3 (3Gb/s)??

Hello,

 

I have recently found the time and energy to set up my Microserver. 

HDD BAYS:

B1. 4tb

B2. 4tb

B3. 4tb

B4. 4tb

 Could someone please confirm if there are any issues with Creating a Raid 1  array with BAY 1 (6Gb/s) BAY 3 (3Gb/s). My logic is that speed of data access takes precedence over mirroring speed so 1 logical drive of Bay 1 & Bay 3 (Raid 1) and the other logical drive of Bay 2 & Bay 4 (Raid 1).

 Is this a good Idea or I have I overlooked a potential technical issue. I searched the web for a possible answer but nothing came up.

 Thank you.

 

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krasinka1409
Respected Contributor

Re: RAID 1 BAY 1 (6Gb/s) with BAY 3 (3Gb/s)??

Hello. I am an HPE Employee. 

You can configure the desired drive bays in RAIDs, as you wish. There is no technical issue related to the drive bay location. 

I believe that the performance of the RAID would be the same, no matter in which drive bay the mirrir drive is installed in. 

 

BR

 

Thank you
I am an HPE Employee
Rayb0rn
Occasional Visitor

Re: RAID 1 BAY 1 (6Gb/s) with BAY 3 (3Gb/s)??

The server in question is HP Microserver Gen8 . 

Bay 1 and 2 are  6Gb/s and Bay 3 & 4 operate at 3Gb/s I purchased the server asuming all SATA connectors were potentially 6Gb/s. The main focus of my question was relevant to mixing two transfers speeds in Raid 1...so a Raid 1 array of 1 HDD transferring at 6G/s with a 3Gb/s HDD as the mirror.