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6 drive n54l with different drives?

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I know it's usually taboo to mix hard drives in a RAID array, but it seems like SHR (and even possibly RAID 5) might be forgiving enough to give it a try? I'd love to put 2x2TB WD Red 2.5" drives in the ODD w/a dual tray, one connected on the n54l's eSata port - and then 4x2TB WD Red 3.5" drives in the trays. Is this a terrible idea to mix 2.5" and 3.5" drives? I think they are both up for NAS duty, so really it's a question of how the mixed drives would perform when I'm loading them up? Is SHR-2 with single drive parity a reasonable idea for this setup (I could use the extra space)? What do you all think? Anyone have a bad experience with this sort of thing?

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Ah - looks like there's a pretty simple mod with a nexus doubletwin that can jam a pair of 3.5" drives into the ODD. I'll be doing that!

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