15K drive as a hot spare for a RAID 5 array of 10K drives

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  1. Chris

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    no. It will just be as slow as the slowest drive.
     
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    No issues. It will find data a little faster than the other drives, but the controller shouldn't care about that. Even if it does, and it fails the drive, it's only a hotspare so you still won't lose any data -- you'll just lose the extra time you thought you had to rustle up a replacement primary.
     

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