Striping size for RAID 0+1

Posted on 2004-11-17
Last Modified: 2010-05-18

I'm looking to create a RAID 0+1, 4 drives + 1 spare.  (all identical drives, IDE highpoint rocketraid 404, 4channels)

What would be an ideal stripe size, the general use of the storage is as a file server(~5MB files), and also storing cd images(~700MB), and ghost images/backups of system drive (~30GB).

Question by:JayAZ
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    Accepted Solution

    64K element size which gives a stripe size of 128K will be about optimum.

    Author Comment

    Thanks, I will give this a try and run IO benchmarks before/after changes.

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