After reading the excellent Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL Server white paper, I want to make sure that an inherited SharePoint Server running on Windows Server 2003 is not suffering from misaligned partitions. The basic formula given is to divide the starting partition offset by the stripe size for the volume. In my case, volume is a RAID array running off a Dell PERC 5/i controller.
Question: How can I find the stripe unit size? Dell Openmanage seems to tell me everything except the stripe size, and according to the aforementioned article, Windows does not have a reliable way to determine stripe unit sizes.