This document will explain and demystify the misconception that there is a benefit to
creating single RAID 5 and RAID 6 array volumes greater than 16 SAS/SATA disk drives. It will
explain the logic behind using less than 16 disk drive spindles in a RAID 5 or RAID 6 array as
well as explain the benefit of using RAID 50 or RAID 60 for RAID arrays with more than 16 disk
drive spindles. All of these RAID levels accomplish the same objective, data protection.

Please see attached document for further explanation: