RAID 5 with 4 Drives - quick question

I have a quick question

If i have a RAID 5 setup with 4 drives
and 1 drive fails
the array would remain functional (with just a performance drop)?

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  1. Yes. That's the point behind RAID5.

    Also remember you will lose the capacity of 1 drive when creating the RAID5 setup. So 4 500GB drives will give you a 1.5TB volume.

    When a drive goes bad make sure you replace it and rebuild the Array ASAP as another drive going bad will mean the entire file system is toast.
  2. thanks I I just wanted to verify
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