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6 disks. RAID 10 or 50?

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Im undecided between setting up our new 6 disk PowerVault DAS in a RAID 10 or 50 configuration. Either way I go we will have plenty of storage space. The only reason I would lean towards the RAID 50 is for reliablity. I could loose two disks, regardless of which RAID 5 group they were in, and still be functional. If I loose two disks in the RAID 10 which happen to be in the same RAID 1 pair, I loose the whole array. The main thing I like about the 10 config is the speed.

I have read quite a bit about both of these configs, but was hoping someone in a similar situation or with one of these configs could chime in. Thanks in advance.
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