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RAID 5 vs RAID 10: which one is better for you?

Here you will find out:

  • comparison between RAID 5 vs RAID 10
  • which one of the RAID is better for you
  • how DiskInternals can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!


RAID 5 is a more secure version of RAID-0, but the number of hard drives should be more than three. The considered version of the array saves from single errors; that is, the system will work if one of the disks is damaged.

If different errors appear simultaneously on different, more than one drives, RAID-5 does not save, and data will still be lost.

There is definitely a high speed of reading and less likely to lose the accumulated information, but waiting for the process of rebuilding can depress you.


This version of the array can be called RAID 1 + 0, as it is a symbiosis of RAID-0 and RAID-1. To build an array, you will need at least four disks: on the first RAID-0 channel, on the second RAID-0 channel to increase read/write speed, and to increase fault tolerance.

Summarizing, RAID-10 combines the plus of the first two options - fast and fault-tolerant.

This array is prevalent with large host environments to perform a huge number of commercial tasks.

Comparison RAID 5 vs RAID 10

RAID 5 vs RAID 10 array

Both arrays have their own distinctive qualities, which can either be a disadvantage or a positive side and here are their features:

1. Data location and storage mechanism:

  • RAID 5: data are located everywhere, like in RAID 0 + distributed storage of codes parity for data recovery in case of failures.
  • RAID 10: all data are divided into 2 poles of 2 disks + mirroring of these disks.

2. Fault tolerance:

  • RAID 5: only one drive may be damaged.
  • RAID 10: due to mirroring, fault tolerance is high - you just need to copy from any other working drive. This is very useful for corporations.

3. Read and write speed:

  • RAID 5: high speed read, write fast enough, but not so fast.
  • RAID 10: both at the highest level.

4. The required number of disks RAID 10 vs RAID 5:

  • RAID 5: three
  • RAID 10: four

5. The speed of recovery and rebuild of an array if it is damaged RAID 5 vs. 10:

  • RAID 5: slow
  • RAID 10: fast

You can still raise the issue of price, RAID 5 will be a more budget option.

How files can be recovered from RAID 5 or RAID 10

DiskInternals RAID Recovery will help you with this problem, as it is the leading professional application in today's market. Without exaggeration, this is a unique rescue application that handles file recovery from any array configuration. The utility works on all versions of Windows XP-10 and Windows 2003-2019 Server. It recovers files from Microsoft RAID software, including JBOD (span), RAID 0, 1, and 5. When working with the array, Windows restrictions are completely ignored.

There is also contact with Unicode file names and multi-level folders. Any virtual disk can be mounted as a local disk for ease of viewing in Windows. In all incomprehensible situations, the built-in friendly recovery wizard will help to understand.

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