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. m 0 l Iron_Chef April 7, 2011 2:16:16 PM thanks I I just wanted to verify m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs there a RAID 5 controller card on the market for which its manufacturer has verified its operation with four 4-TB drives? Forum ASUS Sabretooth X79 with mixed non-raid (C:) and RAID5 (D:) drives - question on setup. Forum Quick question about raided hard drives and partitioning Forum 4x 2TB hard drives in RAID 5 with OS Forum Solveda quick question on raid 0 Forum 5 Drives: 4 in RAID10, 1 in Non-RAID Forum Quick Question: ASUS P5K PREMIUM/WIFI-AP (4GB Ram) Forum 4x2TB external drives (Raid 5) can't be recognized after copying >=2TB Forum New build with RAID0 4to5 TB of fast drives Forum RAID 5 on 4 1TB Drives with Vista64 Forum SolvedQuick RAID question Forum 3 Hard drives....Raid 3 and 4 or RAID 5? if I want performance? Forum RAID with 2 1/2" drives in 5 1/4" enclosure Forum raid 5 with 4 drives on a 680i Forum running raid 5 with 4 drives? Forum QUITE URGENT: NAS/SAN RAID5 with more than 4 drives Forum P5AD2, RAID 5, and more than 4 SATA drives ? Forum Questions on throughput with SSD Drives in Raid 0, and 5 Forum Quick raid 1 question Forum SolvedQuick question regarding optical drives / hard drives. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !