RAID 5 Hard Drive Loss

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ITJedi

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I have a server that is running 8 - 18GB hard drives in a RAID 5 configuration. I am understanding that I can lose multiple drives as long as they are not next to each other.

Am I correct?

Please let me know.

Thanks!
 

Ecniv

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Disk failure has a medium impact on throughput

I would take this to mean that disk failure does not bring the array down, just impacts throughput.
 

ITJedi

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Thanks!

I guess my real question is how many drives can I lose before data is compromised?

I appreciate your help.
 

Ecniv

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Well since the data is stripped to all drives, technically that means all but 1 drive can be lost on each set of bloacks before any data may be lost.
 
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