I have a 5 disk USB 3.0 enclosure (JBOD configuration, Windows see's 5 physical disks) with a max of 4TB per disk.
I want to make a Windows Storage Spaces in mirrored mode (all data written to 2 disks).
- Does it matter that i dont have an even number of disks?
How does it work: 5x4TB = 20TB, and because its mirrored 10TB or does it only use 4x4TB = 16TB and mirrored 8TB, with one disk unused?
Does it matter if I have all 4 or 5 disk when i create the Storage Pool, or can I add 1/2 disk at a time to increase the pool size? I have read that storage spaces does not re-balance the data?
If I cant use all 5 disks for the pool, would it make sense to add the 5th disk as hot-spare?