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Mark Leger
advice on raid stripe and cluster size needed
on Jul 11, 2013 at 6:06:04 pm

building a raid 3 array with 6 seagate constellation ES.3 drives. will be used for video and photography. im a cc subscriber and use cinema 4d.

basically whats an ideal setting for stripe and cluster sizes for this? tia


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Rainer Wirth
Re: advice on raid stripe and cluster size needed
on Jul 11, 2013 at 8:50:49 pm

Hi Mark,

Raid 3 is an old system. With 6 HD's I would recommend Raid5, if you want more protection Raid 6, but Raid 5 gives you enough redundance with just 6 drives in one array. I believe you use good reliable enterprise drives, all the same size and brand.

cheers

Rainer

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Mark Leger
Re: advice on raid stripe and cluster size needed
on Jul 11, 2013 at 9:03:54 pm

thanks for the heads up...still curious as to what i should set stripe and cluster size. btw this will be on a areca 1220


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Rainer Wirth
Re: advice on raid stripe and cluster size needed
on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:11:29 am

Just follow the advice in the manual for the specific Raid level.

Cheers

Rainer

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Rainer Wirth
phone_0049-177-2156086
Mac pro 8core
Adobe,FCP,Avid
several raid systems


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Paul King
Re: advice on raid stripe and cluster size needed
on Jul 22, 2013 at 3:30:21 pm

Hi Mark

Just leave it the default 64kb.
you're using it for large sequential reads so larger sizes wont make much difference. Most of these controls relate to server and database specifics.

A 1220 is pretty old, have you already brought the controller?



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