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RAID5 for Linux

"Mark J. Dulcey" <mark at> writes:

> Of course, you're looking at a hardware product rather than software
> RAID. However, the requirements should be similar. The Adaptec data
> sheet says that card supports "up to 8 SATA drives"; that phrase
> implies that it will also work with a smaller number. The data sheet,
> alas, is vague about exactly how many you DO need.

By definition RAID5 requires >= 3

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