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RAID 5 an option?

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I just bought 2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ and I already own a SAMSUNG Spinpoint T HD501lJ would I be able to put the three drives into RAID 5?
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You can, I wouldn't really recommend RAID 5 because I personally like RAID 10 much more, but as long as the drives are the same speed/size you'll be fine. It'll work if they aren't but it's either wasteful or tricky to deal with.
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I do prefer RAID 1+0 and 0+1 for some things but it is easier to rebuild a RAID 5 and I lose less capacity. I also only have 3 drives and I do not plan on purchasing anymore until I build my server which I am going to put 6 Western Digital GP 1TB drives into.
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