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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    Let me check what I did, if I can find it in old backups from a year ago when I used mdadm. Well, I don't have backups from that system anymore and I took the HDDs out of it, so booting it won't do...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    Avoid laptop HDDs for RAID use.

    I'd only use 2.5in HDDs in a RAID if they are SAS connected and enterprise class.

    On the laptop where I still have an HDD, the initial, shipped HDD was a 320G...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    +1 ! If it were me and there wasn't a trivial way to do it, I'd have ensured I had excellent backups for the data, then wiped the array and started over with a fresh mdadm create to the size I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    Don't let your RAID HDDs spin down. That's bad for data integrity.

    Also, if you use mdadm, I'd use LVM on the RAID device to gain some flexibility in storage allocations, then put the file...
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