Most energy efficient (home) setup

Chris Adams cmadams at
Sat Apr 14 10:04:49 CDT 2012

Once upon a time, Jeroen van Aart <jeroen at> said:
> There may be a performance penalty using raid4, because it uses one 
> parity disk. Although that system looks like it can be useful for some 
> purposes it looks less ideal for home use. Also I don't see how it would 
> allow you to install your own OS.

For read-mostly storage, there's no penalty as long as there's no disk
failure.  The parity drive wouldn't even spin up for reads.
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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