I recently purchased an LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card
for a new build. This new machine will have X4 1TB HDD with Windows Server 2008. I can configure it with the manual no problems but I would like an expert advice on what would be the best configuration for my build, for example, best Strip Size, which Access policy, Read Policy, etc.
Thanks in advance.
-VMware - XP/Win7/Ubuntu/
-will run 24x7x365
-home backup server
-I would like RAID 10 or 6 (which is best)
12GB RAM G.Skill 1600
X4 1TB RE4 WD1003FBYX