On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 04:49:26PM -0500, Tim Nelson wrote: > Am I overthinking this? Does the kernel handle the mirror/stripe configuration under the hood, simply presenting me with a magical RAID10 array? Or, is this something different and I really should be performing the RAID creation manually as noted in option #1? I used to do something very similar to option 1, save that I used LVM to do the striping. I now use the md raid10 array. Rebuilds are dramatically faster under the 'just let md handle the raid10' option.