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Boot/system partition on raid 1 or raid 5?

Ayman Altounji
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Boot/system partition on raid 1 or raid 5?

Are there any disadvantaged to have one raid 5 and one partition acting boot/system partition e. x. c: (winNT4 Win2000) and one partition ex. d:
for the data?
Or (I have heard) that the best is one RAID 1 for boot/system and one RAID 5 for the data.
What is the best and why?

Regards Jonas Zetterman
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Boot/system partition on raid 1 or raid 5?

http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/markeditorial.html?prodkey=quick_explanation_of_raid

It is a very good explanation of different RAID Types and what works best. Some of the Compaq Controllers will not support some of the levels they talk about.