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so would it be a 32k stripe and 8k cluster size or vice versa?

Cluster is the smaller since you want to the clusters to span the stripe and allow for less slack on the drive.

 

A 1K file will use an entire 8K cluster since a cluster is the smallest unit. That's why the default is 4092 Bytes on some file structures.

 

My data store drive uses 64K clusters since the files are 1MB at their smallest.

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Ok guys, I'm having an issue here.

 

I'm trying to setup a 32k stripe with an 8 cluster size.

 

I setup up the raid using a 32k stripe.

 

I put another sata drive on sata 3 that has win xp pro installed on it and booted into windows with it and then formatted my 32k stripe raid using ntfs file system and 8k cluster size.

 

I disable sata 3 and boot from cd and install the windows files onto the raid stripe.

 

After windows COPIES the files, it then restarts to begin installing the files it copied (this is normal).

 

Upon restart, when it begins to read the raid drive I get the following:

 

"a disk read error occurred"

 

"press alt ctrl del to continue"

 

 

What is going on here?

 

If during the windows install, I let windows format the drive, all is well. But I don't want windows to format because I've already done that with my other sata drive, using a 8k cluster size.

 

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Thanks, Thunda, I'm using winxp pro slipstream w/ sp2 and nvraid 6.53, am I to understand that may be the prob? Just to use a regular win xp cd?

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Boot drive set correctly? all raid enabled?

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As far as I know, yes. Boot drive is the stripe. raid is enabled in bios. I trying winxp disc w/ sp1a, no slipstream to see if that is the prob.

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WTF!!!! Yep, that is the problem, you can't use a slipstream winxp install cd!

 

Seems like everything is ok now. Well, I started this at 4pm and its now almost 10pm. Just about 6 hours used to discover this! But thanks Thunda and Soundx, I think I got it. Hope to post some benches soon. I hope it was worth it!

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Man. glad you got it sorted out!

 

did you have the RAID drivers imbeded in the slipstreamed disc?

 

were you using a floppy after an F6 deal.?

 

I love yr avatar.

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