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03-15-05, 07:47 PM
ok ive read 2 other threads on this topic and come to the conclusio that 16k is best for me (i think) but i think they wher talking about 2 hdds on raid 0 but i have 4 hdds on raid 0 (ata100 4x10gb) and i was wandering if 16k is still for me or should i use a diferent size and also what cluster size works best on a raid (one/fourth stripe maby?) does it make a dif i use this rig for games and want it to boot fast anyone got some sugestions
03-15-05, 08:20 PM
Not all RAID performances work on every single computer.
Like ram, there is no magic number, so you will have to test individual settings.
03-15-05, 08:35 PM
it really depends on the type of work you'll be doing, and as you'll have seen in your reads. It doesn't affect performance very much at all. The factor of having 4 drives instead of 2 won't make a difference except that now your files over 16k will be spread across the array. So yeah, go with 16k, for gaming and general use, it provides the optimal disbursement.
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