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Which Stripe Size for RAID0?

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Well my hard drives are coming back from an RMA, and I am wondering which stripe size I should set my hard drives at. I plan on RAID0ing them, so anyone know if I should go with a high or low stripe?
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post #2 of 12
This might help.

That is..if you're geek enough!
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post #3 of 12
"And if you must have a rule of thumb, I'd say this: transactional environments where you have large numbers of small reads and writes are probably better off with larger stripe sizes (but only to a point); applications where smaller numbers of larger files need to be read quickly will likely prefer smaller stripes. Obviously, if you need to balance these requirements, choose something in the middle."
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post #5 of 12
I have found that 16k or 32k offers the best performance, on my sig harddrives. It had a lower seek time (slightly) and a slightly higher transfer rate compared to 64k and 128k

Going under that will just degrade performance.
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post #6 of 12
I am under the assumption that 128k stripe size is good for gaming and general use.

That is what i am using.
post #7 of 12
i use 128 and have one of the fastest non raptor arrays:

http://www.setel.com/~elminster/c2d/hd3.jpg
post #8 of 12
Same here 128k.

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post #9 of 12
i always use 32 or 64k. i have run alot of tests and found that to be the fastest for me.
post #10 of 12
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So far, the only proof that I see of which striping size is better is for 128k. But now this is really confusing me because I keep seeing contradictory answers.
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