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To answer your questions: RAID5 is not advisable, period. A single bad read during a rebuild kills your entire array. This is more of an issue with HDDs than SSDs, but it's still a consideration. RAID10 is generally the best option, but RAID6 (dual-parity) can also do quite well. You're comparing Jaguars to Hyundais, there. SSDs have better random access, ...


I would use DFS and setup replication between the servers, you can set it for one way or full mesh replication. DFS Blog from MS.

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