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Using Seagate 3TB drives with a Dell PERC 710 - do I have to worry about align and sector size?

I'm going to setup our new server with 8 3TB HDD from Seagate. They come, as far as I know, internally with 4K sectors. I've run this past weekend some burn-in tests on the disks, before setting them ...
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Is file system alignment required on hardware-raid with SSDs?

We are building a raid-10 with LSI 9260-4i + 4 x Intel DC S3500 SDDs. Partition alignment From what I understand I need to start fdisk with -H32 -S32 or Ted T'so variant with -H224 -S56 in order to ...
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8kb block sizes as it relates to different storage layers

I have a PCIe SSD card that uses 8kb block cells. It supports "Virtual Controllers" that can split this drive in half and create LVM RAID0 with 8kb stripe size. On top of that I install a file system ...
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SSD, Erase Block Size & LVM: PV on raw device, Alignment

I want to install a new SSD and use the the whole device as a PV for LVM - in other words: i don't plan to put even one partition on this device. So aligning partitions on the erase blocks is not ...
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partition alignment on fresh windows 2003 ent server

I have this server which has it's physical disks in RAID 5 controlled by a 3com raid controller. size of the stripe unit is unknown for the moment (Can check tomorrow in the office). I need to ...
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Aligning LVM's (vSphere)

I would like to know if it is necessary to align LVM's in it? I'm using VMware vSphere and as it is a best practise to align the disks (to 64 or 128 kb) I want to align every disk. Thanks EDIT: ...
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Is there a way to check to see if your VMFS partitions are aligned on storage?

I'm running ESX 3.5 currently, and about to set up 4.0 on a new HP EVA4400. Once the servers running 4.0 are up, I'll be migrating all of the 3.5 VMs over to the new datastores using Storage vMotion ...
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Acronis True Image not seeing my primary active Windows Server 2003 partition

Let me just say that the partition boots well and the are no bad sectors on the physical media. I am running RAID5 on ICH9R. I used dispart of Server 2008 to create an aligned partition. Then ...
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New Windows 2008 Disk Partitioning Offset question - should I worry about it?

We're about to hardware upgrade our exisiting Sql 2008 Server. So, I'm checking out some best practices with regards to hardware, like .. RAID levels for the HD and making sure the TempDB is on a ...