Creating an Array

This section explains how to create an array.

A RAID 5 array is created in the examples shown in this section because RAID 5 provides the most security and best performance with a minimum of three disk drives. However, you can choose to create an array with a different RAID level; you can also change array level later, after the operating system is installed.

You can create an array using any of these tools:

You can use any of these tools, but the ARC utility is the quickest and easiest tool for this task.

Note: We recommend that you do not combine SAS and SATA disk drives within the same array. maxView Storage Manager displays a warning if you try to create a logical drive using a combination of SAS and SATA disk drives. See What is SAS? for more information.

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