Pegasus R4 - Having added a replacement drive, erased the RAID, created new array and now rebuilding new logical drive can I add media to the Pegasus and start editing or must I wait for the logical drive process to complete?
must I wait for the logical drive process?
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You can use the volume while it's synchronizing, the sync yields to IO. But performance will be reduced until the sync is finished. If you are doing video editing, this may be a problem.
Also, be advised that the more you use the volume, the longer the sync will take.
OK - thank you. (Why does it take so long? What is actually happening?)
The sync generates the pariity stripe. To do this it has to read the entire data stripe from all the disks. After the RAID is sync'd, writes to the volume will update the parity for the data written. It's important to let the sync finish.
I see, thanks - I was thinking that as the drives are empty the process would be quicker. Patience!
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