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NrthnStar5
06-09-05, 10:39 PM
Hi everyone, i'm currently running a raid level 0 with the stripe size of 4kb. However, i'm trying to find out what is the best stripe size for optimal gaming performance. Anyone have input?

Riptide
06-10-05, 01:13 AM
RAID0 doesn't help much with games. It comes in handy when copying huge files across your disc or compressing large files (like DVDs).

Incidentally the optimal strip size depends somewhat on which disc controller you are using. 64K is pretty common but I've seen people use 16K as well. There was an article on hardocp about this a while back but I can't find it. Sorry..

jAkUp
06-10-05, 02:09 AM
Will Raid0 not improve game load times?

Vagrant Zero
06-10-05, 02:24 AM
No. Anand did a test of the raptors + raided raptors, the difference in Far Cry loads times between the two was within the margin of error.