but since we have to try and Screw over our customers as much as possible, and not do it the right way, and just replace both hard drives
While often that appears to be the logic, how did this screw over the customer here? Wasn't this going to get the customer up faster and cheaper?
It was my understanding that the customer was planning on buying new hard drives since we couldn't put a Western Digital with a Seagate.
It wasn't until I got to the office.
Why can't you mix the drives? It's software RAID, it doesn't care.
Because they have crazy people at his work who don't know this.
FYI - you could even put a larger drive in, you would just end up only using the amount of space on the smaller one.
guess that would make sense. Not sure anyone here would it see it that way.
As mentioned by others, it's not advisable - you end up with likely performance issues because the drives might operate at different performance levels, but at worse really, you should mostly only be as bad as the slowest drive (but I can think of reasons why it could be much worse than that).
I tried Doing it one time on site, and it was so slow that I had to call my boss before they would let me leave because they couldn't do anything on the PC while it was rebuilding the drive.
Why would anyone expect a PC to be really usable while it's rebuilding a spinning disk RAID, regardless of the drives being identical or not? It's a PC... and likely a shitty one.
that was one of my points too...