Creating a stripe set is an inexpensive way of dramatically increasing performance. Use these tips to create a stripe set, re-create a stripe set after disk failure, and remove a stripe set.
Create a stripe set
To create a stripe set with parity, follow these steps:
Keep in mind that a stripe set will only use the lowest common disk space on each physical drive.
For example, if you create a stripe set with three disks of 200 MB, 100 MB, and 50 MB free, each part of the stripe set is only 50 MB, with a maximum 150-MB partition. In addition, you lose one-third of your drive to parity information, leaving you with only 100 MB for data storage.
Re-create a stripe set after disk failure
When a member fails in a set, you won't receive a warning. You must check the Event Log or run Disk Administrator.
To re-create a stripe set with parity after a member of the set fails, follow these steps:
Remove a stripe set
To remove a stripe set, follow these steps:
It's important to note that when you remove a stripe set, you'll lose all of the data on the set.