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Microsoft KB Archive/104231

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Stripe Sets Store Data in 64K Blocks

Article ID: 104231

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1

This article was previously published under Q104231


When you use a stripe set (with or without parity), 64K blocks of data are stored on each of the drives in turn. 64K was selected because external research suggested that optimum block size is between 64K and 128K, depending on the drive and the system. The block size is not adjustable.

Additional query words: prodnt chunk chunks chunking striping

Keywords: kbother KB104231