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 11/03/2011 11:59 PM
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when setting up a raid is it better to use writethru or writeback?
also 32,64,128 size?

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 11/04/2011 03:02 AM
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"Read ahead" and "Write Back" AFAIK... as to stripe size, that depends on usuage. I do NOT use mine for an OS, but rather I use mine for very large files so I set mine to 128k... If using it for an OS I would set it to 32k if you have that as a choice.

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Operating systems carry larger pieces these days, I'd just go 64k. Oh wait... I did

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 11/04/2011 08:22 AM
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It's not about the pieces... it's about the type and size of data that is most frequently read/written.... And Operationg Systems still utilize a majority of small files.

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 11/04/2011 09:55 AM
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Which is preferred...."Read Ahead" or "Write Through"? I have applications installed to it, but not the OS.

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 11/05/2011 07:54 AM
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I decided for 64k stripe size as the best option for my use, OS boot drive with RAID-0. Been quite pleased with it.

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 11/05/2011 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by: QB the Slayer

It's not about the pieces... it's about the type and size of data that is most frequently read/written.... And Operationg Systems still utilize a majority of small files.



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Not as small as XP used, 64k should providebetter performance under Vista and 7.

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