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What would be the best stripe size for RAID 0 wiht 2 320GB 7200.11 hard drives. It will be on my new Asus Maximus Formula (on board raid controler) What are the benefits of each size. 8,16,32,64,128kb.
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Im going to be working with videos mainly
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Just pick the 128k one, since you are working with large files mostly.
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Ok thanks
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post #5 of 18
In my previous reading before I put raid on, it seemed to be very subjective. If you deal primarily with small kb files, a smaller stripe is adequate. Personally, I feel that since most people deal with audio and video files regularly, a larger stripe is more appropriate, but again, opinions do differ. I feel that 128 should be the default but there are plenty of people that stick with 64 also.

Either way, raid is nice.
    
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post #6 of 18
For video, the bigger stripe size is better, the smaller stripe sizes help with tiny files and fast access times.
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and what setting for some heavy gaming? 32?? 64?
    
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and what setting for some heavy gaming? 32?? 64?
I say 64 bytes. The smaller the sectors, the more strain on your CPU.
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post #9 of 18
Hey duckie, wouldnt a large stripe benefit more on most applications, exept for small file storage?
post #10 of 18
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Yeah, I was thinking big stripe would be the best. I mainly work with video files that are over 13GB/hr. In gaming I think you will want a larger stripe. Your working with small files but I think they are still over 64k. It will also show better overall performance. THnaks for all who responded
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