I am setting up a new PC and have 3 identical disks. Does it make sense to stripe all three or is two sufficient? I don't really need extra space, so wondering if 3 will yield better performance than two.
Every disk in RAID-0 increases read/write performance and chance of failure - even if one disk dies, whole system dies. So I'd recommend to either:
- add another disk and set up RAID-10
- set up RAID-0 with two disks and backup important data to third disk
- set up RAID-5 as Tetsujin advised, however RAID-5 has lower performance