Thread: raid pci card
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Old 4th June, 2005, 05:02 PM
krazefinn krazefinn is offline
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2nd post here after lurking for months....does the third drive in a raid5 array also have to be equal size? Or should it be twice the size? offhand i would guess that if the first two, (say 80 g) drives are striped (into a 160), that third drive, to mirror the whole first pair, *should* be a 160 gig. Or is my cursory understanding impaired somehow? I'm also assuming that your raid card MUST officially support raid 5, or you are SOL, and furthermore, to avoid the master/slave slowdown (no concurrent read/writes on same channel) that one really requires a four channel...Thx for edifying me......
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