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What stripe size should I use when creating my RAID 1 Array?

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What stripe size (8/16/32/64/128 bits...) should I use when creating my RAID 1 Array?;  and sectors?

The purpose of my server will be data base server..

Server: HP Proliant DL 180 G6

RAID Controller: HP smart Array B110i/ SATS RAID Controller

O.S: Windows 2008 STD R2 64 bits

DDBB: SQL Server 2008

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Stripe size is pretty irrelevant on RAID 1 since all requests will be met by a single drive. If you were using RAID 5 or RAID 10 then you should set the stripe element size to the database block size, for example with MS SQL you would use 64K stripe size, then so long as the partition is aligned properly each I/O is met by a request to a single disk.
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