RAID 0: STRIPING BLOCK SIZES ???
Posted on 2006-05-16
Does anyone have any info on which striping block size is the best for performance??? This machine is going to be primarily used for gaming.
I have 2 Western Digital 74GB Raptors that I am going to setup in a RAID 0 array. The documentation for the hard drives is giving me conflicting information so I am at a loss as to which block size would give me the best performance. The options are: 8K, 16K, 32K, 64K, 128K and Optimal. ( I don't trust optimal)
Here are some stats of my machine just in case it will help:
-AMD 64 4000+
-ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
-2 x 1GB DDR SDRAM
-ATI Radeon X850XT
-2 x WD 74 GB Raptors in RAID 0 array
Time is of the essence so I've offered alot of points for a quick and informative response.