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Old August 20, 2010, 07:54 AM
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hot spare is just there spinning idle, if a drive drops from the array the controller will automatically begin the rebuild process with the spare drive. Without a hot spare in the event of a drive failure you run the risk of another drive failing before you can replace it. If you lose 2 drives you would be looking at a very long and lengthy recovery process.
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