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Re: [HELP] RAID chunk-size - alternatives

On Wed, 3 Apr 2002 01:15, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> Don't know where you got the "typically 5 disks" bit from.  RAID5
> costs you one drive's worth of capacity.  Also, if I were to set up a
> 5-disk RAID5 for critical data, I'd go with 4 active disks, plus one
> spare.

I've noticed that 5 disks seems inexplicably more common than 4 or 6 disks 
for RAID-5, but no-one seems to have an explanation for it.  I think that 
some people think that the "5" in RAID-5 means 5 disks...  ;)

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