newfs options for .75TB RAID 5 unit

darren david darren at
Wed Oct 19 00:55:29 PDT 2005

darren david wrote:
> hey all-
> in the somewhat pending case that i may not be able to retrieve my data 
> from RAID 5 unit, I'm wondering what my best option is for blocksize on 
> a .75TB RAID 5 volume. does the 64k RAID stripe size have any impact on 
> these figures? It was previously set to the default( 16384 blocksize, 
> 2048 fragment ) without any noticeable perf issues, but i'm just 
> wondering if, well, size matters? ;)
> thanks,
> darren david

I should add that this .75 TB unit is in fact a 4x250GB drive array, for 
.75TB of total space. not that it makes a difference, but more info 
can't hurt.


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