I have a test RAID controller on my network which hosts a very large RAID 6 (11 drives, 3TB each). One of the drives failed, and the array is now rebuilding. At this rate, I think it will take about 3 days to finish. If I write new data to the array, would it decrease my chances of a successful rebuild?
I might write about 1 GB worth of new data in the form of lots of small files. Would this significantly delay the progress of the rebuild?