My server's OS drive is in the process of self-destructing, so I'm going to have to do a rebuild.
I have a combination of 4 1TB drives, and 3 500GB drives.. Of which 2 1TB and 2 500GB are filled with media/other systems backups. The OS drives are presently running on the IDE 0 channel, and I have 4 SATA II and 4 SATA (PCI Card) channels. Only the system board channels are bootable.
What would be the recommended setup? I was thinking RAID 1 for the OS (500GB Drives) and RAID 5 for the Data (1TB Drives). I do have a backup scheme in place for the database. I'm mostly concerned with uptime on this rebuild. But, I have issues with the 1/2 the storage space that Raid 1 results in. I realize that Raid 5 has some write time performance issues as well.