Originally Posted by dfkimbro
Until a solution like ajhieb posted shows up, I think it's RAID10.
Yeah, I think UREs are the elephant in the room.
With the size of drives steadily increasing and our appetite for data keeping pace with it, UREs are only going to be a bigger and bigger problem. The obvious solution is for drive manufacturers to make the drives more reliable, but I'm not sure how practical that is. If you look at it from a reliability standpoint a typical consumer drive rated at a URE every 10^14 bits read, that translates to URE reliability of 99.999999999999% That's really
good. Expecting significantly better than that from some painted-on rust, spinning at a hundred miles an hour is probably unrealistic. Honestly I'm nut sure there is much that drive manufacturers can do about it (unless they
decide to implement a similar sector based parity system that is transparent to the OS, with a hardware XOR engine for calculating parity, which would be pretty sweet)
While it would be nice to have something like I described earlier I doubt we'll see anything that flexible in WinX but I'm holding out hope that they'll include something
in the filesystem that adds some fault tolerance for UREs.