Harddrive configuration



  • Hello every body

    I have differents questions concerning hard disk:

    1.If i have a lot of disk , for exemple 4 HDD, it is neccessary to configure this one in RAID?

    2.If it is neccessary to configure in RAID , what is the versus RAID0, 1, 5, 10 or 50 ?

    3.When i formating my differents disks, it is neccessary to do a partition in NTFS, FAT16 or FAT32 ?

    4.When i formating my differents disks, what is the size of allocation unit that i will enter, the defaut 4096 Octets, the mini 512 Octets or the maximun 64Ko ?

    Thank you in advance for your answers

    Soon Neo


  • admin

    @Neo38 No need to use Raid - in fact it's better not to.

    Always format the drives as NTFS, and I've been using 64KB block sizes, but have not done any testing to see if it makes a difference.