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Windows Server 2008 R2 GPT or MBR

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Hi all. I am configuring a HP Proliant DL380G6 FILE-Server with the following config:
OS: Windows Server 2008R2
OS RAID: RAID1
DATA RAID: 5 146 GB 2-Port SAS Drive 15k in a RAID5 with 1 hotspare
RAID 5 stripe size: 64k
Purpose: File server
Roles/functions: Fileservices, shadow copy (previous versions), Access based enumeration

I want to know the following:
1. Should I use MBR or GPT when initializing the disk in Windows? Is there a performance difference between the two?
2. Is the 64k stripe size good for the purpose as a file server?

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