A recent issue with a Buffalo TeraStation NAS here in my office has got me investigating Raid 5.
I've found a few different articles talking about the unsuitability of using raid 5 in large arrays, or with large disks
Here is one example article that talks about problems with rebuilding an array with large consumer drives.
I'm trying to work out what counts as 'large'?
The NAS we have here is a 4 drive Raid 5 setup, each drive is 1 TB. A drive failed and has been replaced, the array is currently rebuilding.
Does this setup constitute as large, in terms of will likely have a problem during the rebuild?
How reliable is this setup for day to day use?