I'm trying to build a raid 5 array for our file server using the following: 1. Dell Poweredege R530 - server 2. Windows Server 2016 - OS 3. 3x 4TB SAS - Hard Drives 4. PERC H330 mini - embedded raid controller of dell server
But in my inquiries from diff. forums, I get these ideas: 1. There's a risk in Raid 5 using large disk, like rebuilding array takes times and probability of failing another disk during the rebuild is more likely to happen. 2. And raid controller without cache is not wise to use in a parity raid.
Since the PERC H330 is an entry-level raid card which does not have the cache. Is it more wise to use software raid in this situation or stick to using the built in raid controller? Should I go building the Raid 5 array with 4TB disk? What's should be the best option for this?