What's the meaning of striped volume
PerformanceWhen using striped volume, the data can be kept in a certain order. And data can be written to all hard disks in the same speed.
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Although without the function of fault tolerance, the striped volume shows the best performance in Windows disk management strategy. Furthermore, through distributing I/O in multiple disks, it can improve the I/O's performance.
The striped volume prompts computer performance from the following aspects:
1. Reading and writing from large database.
2. Collecting data from an external source with extremely high transmission rate.
3. Loading procedures' images, DLL or the runtime library.
Ways to Create Striped VolumeHere, I'd like to take Windows Server 2003 as an example.
Step 1: Open the “Disk Management” console. Then right-click the unallocated space and select the “New Volume”. Then the “New Volume Wizard” will emerge, we need to click “Next” to go on.
Step 2: Select “Striped” button. And click “Next” to go to the next interface.
Step 3: Add all disks where striped volume will be created and decide how space to take from every disk. Note: every disk should contribute the same capacity. Then, click “Next” to enter the “Assign Drive Letter Or Path” page.
Step 4: set properties like file system and volume label for this volume , check "Perform a quick format" and click “Next”
Note: the default is to assign the next available drive letter to the new volume.
Step 5: Click “Finish” to create a new striped volume, and there is no need to restart computer.
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