Filesystems. The larger disks get, the longer you spend in reconstruction. I will formulate today's thesis: Eventually, as disks get larger, they fail before the RAID reconstruction is complete. That would set a practical limit for the maximum size of a single disk. Furthermore, As the data set grows larger, some part of it will fail before the filesystem check is done. So in essence, we will be hitting logistic barriers before physical ones. Neat. Posted 2012-06-07 22:06 / link