On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> Also, RAID-5 performance degrades horribly if a drive is down, whereas RAID-1
> does fine...

Using the algorithm you indicate below, RAID-5 performance would not
degrade on the loss of a drive, it's start out that badly.

> A five-disk RAID-5 array has to read 4 sectors and write five sectors if you
> change one byte.

Wrong; see previous response.

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