I've done a lot of reading regarding partition alignment and performance optimization. However, I am having a difficult time applying this information to my scenario and getting the math correct. HP is of no assistance.
I currently have an HP DL385 G6 with QTY 6 750GB sata drives, 2 in RIAD 1, and 1 in RAID 5 running Win 2k3 SP2 x64. I used the HP Smart Start to deploy the server.
Focusing on drive0 (RAID 1), with system partition, I have the information below. Based on that, how can I determine if my partitions are properly aligned? In relation to DISK 1 (RAID 5), how do I properly align everything (or do the math to check)? It's currently a dymanic disk with no partitionas, which was chosen because I would like to be able to have more than 4 partitions on the drive, and expand them if necessary.
C:\>wmic partition get BlockSize, StartingOffset, Name, Index, size
BlockSize Index Name Size StartingOffset
512 0 Disk #0, Partition #0 83888439296 16384
512 1 Disk #0, Partition #1 666230915072 83889553408
512 0 Disk #1, Partition #0 1048576 17408
512 1 Disk #1, Partition #1 2250233436672 134235136
C:\Documents and Settings\evault>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo c:
NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0xe02c0cdc2c0cb018
Version : 3.1
Number Sectors : 0x0000000009c411ff
Total Clusters : 0x000000000138823f
Free Clusters : 0x000000000112d864
Total Reserved : 0x0000000000000000
Bytes Per Sector : 512
Bytes Per Cluster : 4096
Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 1024
Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0
Mft Valid Data Length : 0x00000000024f0000
Mft Start Lcn : 0x0000000000040000
Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x00000000000801f3
Mft Zone Start : 0x00000000000a1580
Mft Zone End : 0x00000000000f0820
System is not yet in production, so I want to get this right before I start putting copious amounts of data on it.