[mythtv-users] Question re: available SATA ports and linux software RAID

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu Apr 7 15:26:47 UTC 2011

Ian Clark wrote:

>Oh, and it's also worth remembering that for RAID5 you should ideally
>have a number of drives that's a power of 2 plus 1, this should be a
>power of 2 plus 2 for RAID 6 (so a raid5 array is ideally 3 drives, 5
>drives, 9 drives etc etc)

Where did that come from ? I've never heard it before, and TBH I 
can't see any logical reason for it.
Simon Hobson

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