A new controller stripe-unit size is set at the factory to 8 KB (SCSI) or 256KB (SATA/SAS). If you need to change this setting for a ServeRAID SCSI controller or HostRAID controller, you must change the stripe-unit size before you store data in the logical drives. After you store data in the logical drives, you cannot change the stripe-unit size without destroying data in the logical drives.
The ServeRAID-8 series (SAS) controllers, ServeRAID-7t, and HostRAID controllers do not support an 8 KB stripe-unit size.
For ServeRAID SCSI controlles, you must use
the ServeRAID Manager in bootable-CD mode to change the stripe-unit size setting.
|Groupware (such as Lotus Notes or Exchange)||16 KB|
|Transaction processing database||16 KB|
|Decision support database||16 KB|
|Thin client environments||8 KB|
|File server (Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Novell NetWare)||16 KB|
|File server (Other)||8 KB|
|Web server||8 KB|