Software Raid 5 over 5 SATA disks
I currently have an ftp server running Ubuntu 6.06 with 1 250 GB IDE drive (10 GB for system and 240 GB for /home which includes upload section) and 5 400 GB SATA I drives all mounted to different folders under /home/ftp. I would like to convert the 5 disks into a RAID 5 array (of course, I plan to backup all the data and reload after the array is in place).
My question is am I right in assuming that it doesn't matter how the drives are connected, say 2 on the motherboard and 3 on a (non-raid) SATA controller, or whatever, as long as Linux can access all 5 drives (sda-sde)? Thanks.