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Re: [K12OSN] Software RAID-1 with 3 Disks?

On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 09:00 +1200, Krsnendu dasa wrote:

> I have heard someone (Les Mikesell?) mirroring onto 3 drives, with the
> third a usb removable drive. He then takes the third drive elsewhere
> as a backup. So it is possible. Writes are done to all three drives.
> Reads from the fastest drive. This way two drives can fail and the
> show still goes on. 

I believe reads are spread across all available disks. This is why
multi-disk systems are fast on reads. 
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