Deciding on configurations for SQL Servers

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RAID 1
RAID 1 vs RAID 5
RAID 5
Servers
SQL Server configuration
My new server has 3 x 146GB SAS 15k 3.5" HD, which came pre-configured as RAID 5, and 2x 73GB SAS 15k 3.5" HD, which came as RAID 1. Should I leave this configuration as is or should I change it?

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That’s fairly standard- you’d put the OS on the raid 1 and the database on the raid 5. Ideally you’d have two raids for SQL- one for the data and one for the logs, but if you don’t have the spindles for it, you don’t have them.

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