This may sound silly, but is there a way to intentionally reduce the speed of a rebuild in a Linux Software RAID? (Basically reducing the throughput of all of the disks so that it's not maxing out.)
The RAID itself is just a bunch of drives connected via external SATA to a Slackware 13.37 box running software RAID (everything controlled by
mdadm). The drives aren't of the highest quality (it's a budget home system) and I'd just like the peace of mind that I'm not pushing them too much.
Maybe there's a way to pause and unpause the rebuild, which I can script to happen from time to time?