what provides the greates storage capacity? Raid 0 or Raid 5

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fairnooks

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Raid 0 and Raid 5 are so different from one another I think we should have better descriptives for them.

I don't know, does R-0 allow for more than two drives? If so then its R-0 for sure if all the hard drives are the same size, but I'm leaning toward two drive max even though I have no idea.

If its two drives only for R-0 then its R-5 for sure because even with the redundancy recovery resource data occupying each drive the total still available from 5 drives will be more than 2 striped drives.
 

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as far as i know raid zero (striping) can be multiple disks (two minimum +)... but if one fails you lose all data, where as raid 5 (parity) can use multiple disks as well (three minimum +) but, if one disk fails you can restore.

the real question i think.. remains the same. with 5 disks, which offers the best storage capacity in terms of bytes.

thanks.
 
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