Re: raid 10f2 vs 1 on 2 drives

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William Thompson wrote:
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 12:36:12AM +0200, David Brown wrote:
On 22/05/12 21:33, William Thompson wrote:
I understand that raid 10 f2 is slower on writes due to the location of the
2nd copy.  My question is, if lots of writes are performed, could this
layout wearout the drives quicker than raid 1?

No, wear is not going to be significantly different.

You didn't say whether you are talking about hard disks (where

Sorry about that (Chief).  Yes, I was refering to hard drives.

location makes a difference, but "wear" on the drive motor is
insignificant to the disk's expected lifetime), or flash disks

I was thinking about how much more head movement there would be to write the
2nd copy of the data.

There _is_ no extra head motion. The location of consecutive blocks is different on each drive, but as I read the mapping function the distance between blocks on the same drive will be about the same, so amount of head motion (both number and distance) is the same on each drive, but the location of that motion is not the same.

One drive may be seeking at the outer edge of the platter while another seeks near the spindle, but there's the same amount of seeking on each.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
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