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There exist various types of RAID arrays, with RAID 5 being one of the most popular. Many people choose RAID5 because:

  • RAID 5 increases read speed;
  • RAID 5 is a redundant array and is therefore somewhat protected from a data loss;
  • RAID 5 is not too expensive (one disk worth of overhead).

This site helps people learn more about how data in RAID 5 is organized and it is useful both for those who plan to build a RAID 5 and for those who have their RAID 5 already failed. Reading this RAID5 FAQ helps you learn about:

  • basic RAID 5 characteristics;
  • RAID 5 recovery process;
  • general RAID 5 capabilities;
  • RAID 5 reliability.

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