anyone know? i have 2 36gb raptors in a raid 0. and i dont need the space since everything is directed to save elsewhere on a strorage drive so the combined 74gb total is more then enough and i want performance.
how do i short stroke the hard drives is there a utility or somthing i need.
If you want the maximum effectiveness from short stroking, make the partition no larger than it absolutely has to be in order to hold whatever you plan to put into it. For example, if you're going to install the OS and you expect it and other programs you install to take no more than 30GB, then create a 30GB for the OS and leave the rest of the disk unpartitioned.
(You can put additional partitions on the disk, but if you access the data in them a lot you'll be forcing the drive to seek between them - that will hurt performance and basically undo the benefits you gained from short stroking the drive in the first place).