Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Mon Sep 20 14:18:48 UTC 2004

David Trask wrote:
> At a cost since you lose the physical capacity of one drive right?

Yes -- BUT, something I never knew about RAID5:

You lose the capacity of (1) of the biggest drives in your array.  So 
for a 3 drive setup, you lose 1/3rd of your space, BUT if you get a 
RAID5 array of 8 drives, you still get 7/8ths of your space...

So depending on the desired result, you can buy drives (and RAID cards) 


Shawn Powers
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Inland Lakes Schools
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