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  • Calculating available disk space in a RAID-5 set

    Learn how to calculate disk space availability for five 36 GB disks using RAID-5.

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  • RAID 5 (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID 5 is a RAID configuration that uses disk striping with parity.

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  • Is it true that it isn’t neccessary to defrag RAID 5 systems?

    I was told that it isn't necessary to defrag RAID 5 systems and that it can, in fact, be harmful. Is this true?

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  • What’s the benefit of running disk defragmenter on a RAID 5 disk array?

    Do you receive any benefit from running disk defragmenter on a RAID 5 disk array? Or does RAID 5 have its only file management system?

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  • How do I defrag a 64K volume on RAID5?

    We have a volume size of 850 GB deployed on an SAN.

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  • Can I safely defrag a compressed drive on a Raid 5 system?

    We have a Dell Server with Win2k and a hardware Raid. The Raid 5 partition contains a compressed folder. There is a very slow response when trying to open this file. After checking the partition, I noticed that the disk is totally fragmented. Can I defrag a compressed drive which is on a Raid 5...

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  • LaCie updates NAS OS 3, boosting RAID 5 speed, hybrid cloud capability

    LaCie updates its NAS 0S 3 software, increasing RAID 5 write speeds by 25%, while expanding hybrid cloud capabilities.

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  • Erasure coding definition: RAID 5, RAID 6 are most common forms

    Erasure coding definition: RAID 5, RAID 6 are most common forms; UC professor explains different types, appropriate workloads, product differentiators.

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  • How does RAID5/parity really work?

    How does RAID5/parity really work? Does the parity block act as a temporary buffer? What exactly is going on here (XOR) wise? Also could you point me to a reference?

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