[clug] OT: newbie RAID question

Craig Small csmall at enc.com.au
Sat Jun 19 00:09:27 MDT 2010

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:48:01AM +1000, Carlo Hamalainen wrote:
> Doesn't RAID5 distribute the parity blocks across all disks in the array?
Yes, that's the difference between RAID4 and RAID5.
 RAID4 = striping the data + dedicated parity disk
 RAID5 = striping the data + parity across all the disk.

 - Craig
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