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Question about recommended Raid 0 stripe size windows 7

Last response: in Storage
March 3, 2011 9:57:06 PM

Does anybody know what Raid 0 stripe size would give me the best performance for windows 7 64bit. I use my pc for mainly converting videos. Please help if you can. Thanks! :D 

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a b $ Windows 7
a c 172 G Storage
March 3, 2011 10:13:59 PM

It probably does not matter.
A stripe is how much data will be written to one drive before an equal sized stripe is written to the other.
The value of raid-0 comes when you have an application that reads lots of data sequentially. Then, a read can start on one drive, and some concurrency can be had when reading to the second drive. Or writing...
In the case of video conversion, you will be reading an input, applying some processing, and writing the output. It makes more sense to me to have the input on one drive, and the output on the other. That way, there will be little access arm movement for either file.

I suggest you try it both ways, and see which works out better.
March 3, 2011 10:20:24 PM

Thank you very much for reply. I will try different setups. :D 
March 3, 2011 10:23:56 PM

Best answer selected by efx2001.