Alright so I've read through parts of this thread and tried to search through it for stripe/cluster sizes but I'm still not sure.
I'm gonna be setting up a SATA RAID 0 array on the NVRAID controller next week sometime with two Seagate 7200.10 320GB drives. Pretty much the drives are going to be used for PVR recordings, DVD/media storage, some video editing. My OS and games will remain on the 74gb Raptor.
Since this is my first RAID setup, I have some questions:
1.) What should my stripe / cluster sizes be?
From what I've read a 4:1 ratio is recommended for benches (i.e. 16k stripe / 4k cluster). Since I'm not running an OS, and am dealing mainly with large file transfers across the array, should this be different? Does the 4:1 ratio still apply?
2.) Does it matter which SATA ports I use? (e.g. can I throw them on 2 & 3?) My Raptor is on SATA1 right now.
System specs are in sig...thanks for any suggestions.