[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 Recommendations

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Tue Dec 12 19:15:35 UTC 2006

George Galt wrote:
> Brett:
> Thanks, I'm looking for RAID5 which requires that a parity bit be set
> across all of the disks.  This requires a fair bit of horsepower.
> RAID1 is (if I remember correctly) simply a mirror, which would be a
> waste of disk space.  On that point, I'm not sure if software RAID
> does level 5.

I've been doing software RAID5 for years.

There's nothing to it; it barely loads up the CPU, even on underpowered 

If you need to sync a new drive, that will take a while, but otherwise 
in operation it is transparent.


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