sorry, my apologies... I double checked with my DBA... It's 10 for the OS/swap, 5 for the data, and 10 for the transaction logs -----Original Message----- From: Brian Anderson Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 10:30 To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: RE: [windows2000] RAID everything I've seen points to 10-5-10... Raid10 for your OS, Raid5 for your swap, Raid10 for your database files. That's what we generally do on the SQL DB servers in the Citrix farms we deploy. Of course, these are pretty beefy 4- and 8-way boxes, though. -----Original Message----- From: Bill Beckett [mailto:Bill.Beckett@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 09:42 To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: [windows2000] RAID Just wanted to get the lists opinion on this. We have RAID 5 for several of our servers. However, our database server is going to be rebuilt and I have read several articles saying that RAID 5 is not a good choice for a DB server. What would you guys recommend for a DB Server?