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I have 2x36GB Raptors on their way, and I have a question about block sizes.

I've read mixed reviews saying you should have a high block size for better performance, and the latter saying smaller block sizes are better.

I would think with smaller block sizes, you'd need more drives for the increased performance, but I'll only be having 2 disks in my array.

So may I please have an explanation to settle my confusion

Much appreciated.
    
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In general larger is better..

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/...fStripe-c.html
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Larger is better for performance , and smaller is better for storage setups.
Go with the highest since I bet you want to use your raptor setup for games and programs.
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Larger is better for performance , and smaller is better for storage setups.
Go with the highest since I bet you want to use your raptor setup for games and programs.
Yes, I do. Thank you both, I appreciate it.
    
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