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Choosing RAID level

When choosing between RAID 5 and RAID 6, the decision ultimately depends on your specific needs and priorities. RAID 5 offers more storage capacity, but at the cost of lower data redundancy, meaning that a single drive failure could result in data loss. On the other hand, RAID 6 offers higher data redundancy at the cost of some storage capacity, as it can tolerate up to two drive failures without data loss.

Considering that you have all bays populated with 20 TB drives, it may be more prudent to opt for RAID 6, as the chances of a drive failure increase with the number of drives. With RAID 6, you would have an additional layer of protection against data loss, which may be worth the slightly lower storage capacity compared to RAID 5.

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Choosing RAID level - by ENQUIRIES - 05-09-2023, 06:30 PM
RE: Choosing RAID level - by ed - 05-12-2023, 12:51 PM

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