RAID 5 Defrag?

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by CJ, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. CJ

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    Should a RAID 5 Configuration be defragmented???

    Please, no flames.

    Any help appreciated?

    Thanks,
    Carolina
     
    CJ, Jun 29, 2003
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  2. "CJ" <> wrote in message news:<qXJLa.56472$>...

    > Should a RAID 5 Configuration be defragmented???


    Certainly.

    RAID 5 spans the data across multiple disks, with redundancy, but to
    the operating system it looks like one big, flat volume. The
    operating system will still end up fragmenting files all over that
    virtual space. By running a defrag from time to time, you'll
    recombine those file into fewer sections. Even on a RAID system this
    will improve the access time since the heads don't have to move all
    over the disk picking up chunks of the file.

    Good luck!

    -- Delbert Matlock
    -- MCSE, MCSA, MCDBA, CCNA, Network+, A+
    -- http://www.SelfStudyCerts.com/
     
    Delbert Matlock, Jul 1, 2003
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