RAID stripe size?

Nick Barcet nick.barcet at
Mon Sep 7 13:04:25 UTC 2009

On 09/07/2009 02:34 PM, Mark van Harmelen wrote:
> Hi everyone, i'm building a raid array right now, RAID 0 (yup there's a
> reason), unidentified adaptec hardware in an ebay sourced server, 15K
> 73GB U320 scsi x3 (HP 360209-004)
> I'm being asked for a 16, 32 or 64 KB stripe size, any help soon
> appreciated!!

First of all your answer will not prevent your system from working, it
will just provide you with better performances if you pick the right
one. Unfortunately, there isn't one answer for everyone on this type of
question, as the typical file size, type of controller and other
parameters will have influence in your choice.  Have a look at [1] to
see many discussion about different stripe size choice for different
usages an controllers.


Hope this helps,

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