"With LSI firmware you can create bigger stripes"
To explain simply the larger the stripe the better the RAID perfromance, expecially with LARGE files. Having a large Stipe will make your Raid array ineffecient when you have many small files (any file size less then your stripe size, but if you have many large files your RAID will perform much faster. With today's large capacity hard drives this usually is not a big issue.... in the old days when we had 2GIG drives (or less) and paradox / access / foxpro databases adding many small writes, this was a concern.
Recommend a Large Stripe Size for your RAID ie: 1024
I read somewhere that arrays over 5TB will be corrupted using the LSI firmware. Is this correct?
I currently have 5 x 1.5TB in RAID5 (6TB usable), created 500GB boot Volume and 5.5TB media Volume. No problems for me.
Bios Version: MT33
Firmware Version: 1.12.310-1112
Firmware Package Version: 7.0.1-0081
Edited by Chris Valentine - 12/9/11 at 9:15am