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How many HDDs are recommended in a RAID5 array

Discussion created by Legacy HDS Forums on Aug 31, 2006
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2012 by Legacy HDS Forums

Originally posted by: Luis

Hi HDS world,

I have a persistent doubt about the number of disks that should be configured in a RAID5 array. I have always used no more than 5 disks (4D+1P) in 9570V and AMS machines because -some people told me- that more than 5 disks could affect the performance. Is it OK? what is the maximun number of disks that could be installed in RAID5 for critical application like a database?

Thanks in advance.