RAID Config. question.

Phantum

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I'm looking to setup a RAID5 array and already have 2 1TB drives so I was wondering if it was possible to setup an array with 2 1TB HD's and a 2TB in RAID5?
 

Jesse B

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RAID5 requires a minimum of 3 drives. If you purchase another 1TB drive, then you can indeed set up RAID5.

If you're simply looking for redundancy, you can set up RAID1 with 2 drives :)
 

Nacho

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Yes, you can run those 3 drives in r5.. However..

Raid will run as big per drive capacity as the smallest drive, so you would loose half your capacity of the 2tb.
 

Phantum

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Yes, you can run those 3 drives in r5.. However..

Raid will run as big per drive capacity as the smallest drive, so you would loose half your capacity of the 2tb.

Thank you Nacho. I thought that was the case but I wanted to verify. :)
 

Jesse B

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Oops! Misread your first post. You have 3 drives so yes you can run RAID5, however the 2TB drive will be treated as a 1TB, giving you 2TB of storage + redundancy. :)
 
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