Now the funny part in this whole RAID stuff (and I actually laugh about to this day), is the fact that the ID in RAID stands for Inexpensive disks. Now all I see is people using really expensive Compaq or Segate hardrives and calling it RAID. shouldn't they call it RAED (=joke )
If you use a stripe set with parity (RAID 5) the total volume size is the sum of all disks minus one disk. Ie. a raid 5 set with 5 30GB disks results in 120 GB disk space.
I thought parity information was 1/N, where N was the amount of disks?
If you use a stripe set with parity (RAID 5) the total volume size is the sum of all disks minus one disk.
RAID 5 is disk striping with parity, you can have from 2-32 disks but one disk will be consumed by parity data.