What’s worse then the sound of one hard drive going “click, click?” Why, two drives going “click, click, click” in the same RAID 5 array, of course.

I’m not very happy with my little Infrant NAS box right now. I think I’ve had it with RAID 5–if I’m going to pile my life onto a disk array, then I really want something that can survive a 2-drive failure without croaking, and that’s basically impossible in a 4-drive enclosure.

I’m seriously considering replacing the Infrant with an OpenSolaris box running ZFS over RAID-Z2 with 6–10 drives; that should live through 2-drive failures, right? Anyone feel the need to talk me out of it?