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I wonder how to check if the alignment is correct in a soft raid 5 configuration of 3 disks/9tb running windows server 2008. Formatting and partitioning was done through the gui but there is no way I can verify if the system has aligned disk> os> >volumes via the gui.
Any command line magic to reveal this?

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Hardware or software RAID? –  Massimo Mar 1 '12 at 19:35
    
Is this installed on physical local disks? Or some sort of remote disks? –  Basil Mar 1 '12 at 19:35

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Start diskpart from a command prompt

execute "list disk"

execute "select disk X"

execute "list partition"

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This is how it looks. Does it look aligned to you? –  Dan Mar 1 '12 at 20:15
    
Partition ### Type Size Offset DISK 1 ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 System 200 MB 20 KB Partition 2 Dynamic Data 2794 GB 200 MB Partition 3 Dynamic Reserved 1024 KB 2794 GB Partition 4 Reserved 127 MB 2794 GB –  Dan Mar 1 '12 at 20:18
    
hard to format text.... sorry.... thanks anyway –  Dan Mar 1 '12 at 20:20

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