Summary: Raid5 question

From: himanshukhona <>
Date: Fri Mar 21 2003 - 00:19:22 EST
Hi all,


Raid 5 can handle only 1 disk failure. FOr multipls disk failure you need Raid 5 with hot spare. Even this doesn't work if there are multiple simultaneous failure before the rebuild time after one disk failure.

For multiple disk failure use mirroring or Raid 6 which is basically Raid 5 + additional parity.

Thanks to all of you who responded.


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