Raid 5

Steve Meyers steve-plug at
Fri Dec 2 10:44:06 MST 2005

Corey Edwards wrote:
> OK, that is what I said but upon reflection that's not what I was
> actually thinking of. What I was getting at is that *any* two disks in a
> RAID 5 fail and you're hosed. With a RAID 10 you need a certain
> combination of disks to fail. My statistics is way too rusty to make a
> stab at the numbers, but even I can see that a RAID 10 is a lot less
> risky. I would be interested in seeing the calculations if anybody out
> there is up for it.

I agreed with that part. :)  I prefer RAID 10.
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