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Declustering distributes data among parallel disks to reduce the retrieval cost using I/O parallelism. Many schemes were proposed for the single-copy declustering of spatial data. Recently, declustering using replication gained a lot of interest and several schemes with different properties were proposed. An in-depth comparison of major schemes is necessary to understand replicated declustering better. In this paper, we analyze the proposed schemes, tune some of the parameters, and compare them for different query types and under different loads. We propose a three-step retrieval algorithm for the compared schemes. For arbitrary queries, the dependent and partitioned allocation schemes perform poorly; others perform close to each other. For range queries, they perform similarly with the exception of smaller queries in which random duplicate allocation (RDA) performs poorly and dependent allocation performs well. For connected queries, partitioned allocation performs poorly and dependent allocation performs well under a light load.