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Software RAID Options Combining Internal SATA & External USB?

Does anyone have any experience doing such a nonstandard configuration? Yes - some time ago I had raid0 combination of SATA & USB3 connected drives. As I'm unsure what the actual question of this &...
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Weekly RAID check affecting my system - any way to mitigate?

No, MD RAID can't be smarter than this. If you want to only check used areas, use ZFS, or perhaps BTRFS. Weekly check is too often. Do this on monthly basis, or even every other month. I don't know ...
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Are affordable hardware raids with BBU still worth it?

Short answer: I would use ZFS (with striped mirrors) and call it a day. Alternative answer: if you really want a traditional hardware RAID setup, go with some modern LSI-based cards as the ones based ...
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