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Recommended RAID Setup

recommended raid setup for a custom server

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Affected Roles: OS media recording
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: Custom Servers Running DW Spectrum
Complexity:  High

Date Created: 11/1/2019
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RAID Setup recommendations

Our Blackjack RAID configured Servers are shipped out with the RAID pre-configured. In most cases, the RAID is set as RAID1 or RAID5. Below you will see the 2 RAID configurations used on our products.

RAID1: 

 Create Virtual Drive – Virtual Drive Settings 

  

RAID LEVEL

RAID1

STRIP SIZE

256KB

ACCESS POLICY

READ WRITE

READ POLICY

ALAWAYS READ AHEAD

WRITE POLICY

WRITE THROUGH

IO POLICY

DIRECT

DRIVE CACHE

UNCHANGED

DISABLE BGI

NO

RAID5: 

 Create Virtual Drive – Virtual Drive Settings 

RAID LEVEL

RAID5

INITIALIZE STATE

FAST INITIALIZE

STRIP SIZE

512KB

ACCESS POLICY

READ WRITE

READ POLICY

ALAWAYS READ AHEAD

WRITE POLICY

ALWAYS WRITE BACK

IO POLICY

DIRECT IO

DRIVE CACHE

UNCHANGED

DISABLE BGI

NO

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