RAID 5 stripe size and newfs args

Kevin Taber kevin.taber at
Thu Aug 3 03:59:30 UTC 2006

Hardware: HP DL380 G4, 3.2Ghz Xeon EM64T, Smart Array 6i, 3GB RAM, 2 logical
drives: 2 x 36GB Ultra320 15k and 4 x 146GB Ultra320 10k
RAID setup in question: 4 x 146GB Ultra320 drives ( roughly 300GB raid 5 )

I'm setting this array up for samba use... Windows 2003 folders will
redirect to a share.  I'm going with a raid stripe size of 128KB, what
should my newfs args be?  I have heard mixed answers via IRC.



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