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RAID 5, Read Speed and Caching

davidst98 asked
Last Modified: 2016-12-08
I currently have two WDC 4TB in Raid 1. I have a lot of large files on drives (ISOs, MSDN, etc). I was thinking about adding another drive for a RAID 5. Will increase sequential speed by noticeable amount? Also, I have a SSD drive. If I use part of the SSD as cache partition will it help the writes speed issue of a RAID 5 configuration? Thanks.

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