RAID 5 with 4 Drives - quick question Tags: NAS / RAID Performance Storage Last response: April 7, 2011 2:16 PM in Storage Share Iron_Chef April 7, 2011 9:43:24 AM 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)? thanks More about : raid drives quick question nocheese April 7, 2011 12:08:54 PM 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. Iron_Chef April 7, 2011 2:16:16 PM thanks I I just wanted to verify Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDifferent drives in Raid 5 ? ForumDo more drives equal faster speed Raid 5 Forumquick raid question ForumRaid 0 - quick questions ForumA question about RAID 1 on 2 drives . ForumQuick question on i 5 -750 Forum(fairly) quick raid question ForumRAID5 - 3 of 4 Drives Dead - Possible Rebuild? ForumQuick Raid Question ForumAre there any specific models of 2TB hard drives for a RAID 5 array? Forum2 15K SAS drives vs. 4 10k SAS drives both in RAID 0 ForumP 4 C800-E Delux: Setting up SATA Drives with RAID ForumWhich drives for RAID5 array? ForumSSD plus 1 HDD vs. 2 HDDs in RAID 0 or use external drives for video editing on ForumQuestions on throughput with SSD Drives in Raid 0, and 5 ForumRAID Enclosure question ForumQuick Question about Vertex 3s in RAID 0 ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumNoob Question: 32mb vs 64mb; 3.0 g/s vs 6.0 g/s - 7200RPM 1Tb ForumRaid 0 and Crucial C300's More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !