Choice of strip size in RAID

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My computer's configuration is:
Onboard Highpoint H370 IDE RAID controller
2X IBM 40G UDMA100 harddisks
I would like to create a RAID-0 array for performance
When I choose create array, I have the option to define the strip size such as 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k, 32k or 64k etc. If my target is performance, would 16k be a good choice??
Another problem is:
If i choose the strip size to be 16k, should I also format the partition with cluster size equal to the strip size defined in the RAID bios??
I can easily format a FAT32 partition with cluster size other than 4k easily. However, I don't know how to format a NTFS partition with cluster size other than 4k.
Anyone can give me advice??

Thank you very much
 

svol

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It is best to choose 64k.
This article explains a lot about RAID:
<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.html?i=1491" target="_new">http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.html?i=1491</A>.

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FatBurger

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64k is best overall, but it also depends on the size of the files you're working with.

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Thank you very much. the passage provided is very useful
is there any software that enable resizing of cluster size of NTFS in dos environment??
 

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