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RAID5 for Linux

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Derek Atkins wrote:

> "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

By definition, yes. But the Adaptec controller might impose other 
requirements; it would be nice if their spec sheet mentioned it.

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