On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 05:09, Chuck McManis wrote: > At 05:53 AM 3/3/2004, Danny Pansters wrote: > >RAID5 on 3 disks? That's useless. > > Its only mostly useless. You can't mirror (RAID-1) three drives, so if you > want some resiliency you can use RAID-5 and give up one disk to parity and > get two disks worth of data.
You can certainly run RAID-1 across 3 disks leading to three copies of data and still a pretty solid system after one goes down. However I'm not sure if it is valid to call it a mirror system ;-) Malcolm > You could even do RAID4 on three disks. 'course 4 disks is generally the > minimum most people talk about, but its not completely useless. > > --Chuck > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"