RAID5 using drives instead of partitions?

  • Hi there!

    Quick question regarding creation of a raid:

    When I create a RAID5 array, OMV uses the complete drive (like /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, ...).
    All the manuals I find in the internet regarding RAID-creation they allways create a partition on the drives first and then make a raid out of them,
    So, what is the correct way? Any downsides on using the full drives?



  • OK, fine with me.

    I just was curious since all the instructions on "how to create an array" I found were quite particular on what is the correct way to generate the needed partitions.
    Nice side-effect: The datarates I measured on the 'new' array are quite a bit higher (50%) like they were before ...

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