OK windows xp workstation for video editing. 150gig raptor boot drive, yada yada yada. so 3 WD 500gig drives to be setup in raid 0 on an areca 1220 pci-e raid card with a stripe size of 128k (cause that's what I want, performance no exceptions, could care less if one fails one day and everything is lost). you have to set your unit allocation size inside windows when you format the new raid partition. Also do you guys set it to 128k or leave it at default (which is 4k I think)?????
Thats what I'm worried about is setting the unit allocation size to be the best for me. if I leave it at 4k and am working in a file thats 12gigs. not sure if thats the best setting. but if I set it to 2megs am I losing performance on that 12gig file?
PLEASE DONT come explain RAID to me, I know what it is. AND PLEASE DONT explain stripes and clusters and how they're different things. I just want to know what you guys are setting these 2 settings to and why.
thanks so much in advance, I'm pretty sure this areca card is one of the better that I can buy for my needs and I want to make sure that I'm setting it for the best performance.