It depends the amount of redundancy you want and storage space you have... I don't think it's super useful to have that much replica count unless you have strict redundancy rules or requirements, 3 should be enough (you basically have 3 exact copies of the volume). Data locality might become a "problem" if it is set and you have only 3/6 replicas - then the pods will try to run on a node that has a replica for this specific volume, so if the feature is enabled, you might end up with warnings about data locality. It's really something to think about when you have more than 3 nodes, example, you have 6 and 3 runs on a specific physical server and another 3 runs on another one, then setting replica to 4 will ensure that there is at least 1 replica on each physical server - so if 1 physical server fails, you know your data is still there and safe. Hope that makes sense?