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Quick RAID 0 Advice plz (gigabyte boundary)

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i'm sitting at the bios screen creating a raid array between my two 500gb 7200.10 drives when i was presented with the option to use "gigabyte boundary".....i looked this up and it seems beneficial for raid 1 but is it necessary if the two drives are the exact same?

also, it is better to have 64kb layers, or 128kb?

any help would be appreciated as i'm looking to get windows installed before i go to bed
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Nah dude, you don't need that for a striped system. I can't really think of it having much use in a RAID 0 system since all it does is allow you to use a slightly smaller replacement disk in a RAID 1 array. I would just say no.

64kb seems to be the sweet spot, but I can't tell a difference between 32, 64, or 128kb. In HDTach you might see a difference, but in apps the difference will be so minute you won't notice it.
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thanks a million, i thought for a second that the storage hounds of ocn had gone to bed already

EDIT: wait a sec, what's "fast init"

the options are on or off

(lost my manual for the time being and the online one doesn't go into much detail)

dell's explanation is a little complicated for my liking
    
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Glad to help.
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nevermind, it's sunk into my brain,

fast initialize = no real reformat, but it frees up all the data to be overwritten

slow initialize = true reformat but it takes a long time to set up the array b/c of it
    
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Always better to do a true format.
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