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Huawei V2 and V3 Server RAID Controller Card User Guide 36

This document describes the appearances and features of the redundant array of independent disks (RAID) controller cards, how to configure properties for the RAID controller cards, and how to install drivers. The RAID controller cards include the LSI SAS2208, LSI SAS2308, LSI SAS3008, LSI SAS3108, LSI SoftRAID, PM8060, and PM8068.
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Hard Drive Striping

Hard Drive Striping


Multiple processes accessing a drive at the same time may cause drive conflicts. Most drives have a threshold for the access count (I/O operations per second) and data transmission rate (data volume transmitted per second), above which new access requests are suspended.

Striping technology evenly distributes I/O loads across multiple physical drives. It divides continuous data into multiple blocks and saves them to different drives. This allows multiple processes to access these data blocks without conflict. Striping also optimizes concurrent processing performance in sequential access to data.

The striping effect depends on:

  • Strip width: the number of strips that can be concurrently read or written.

    The strip width equals the number of physical drives in a RAID array. Increasing the strip width improves RAID read/write performance. A RAID array with eight 18 GB drives transmits data better than an equivalent RAID array with four 36 GB drives.

  • Strip size: the size of each data block on a drive.


Striping allows each drive storage space to be partitioned into stripes that can vary in strip size, including 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, 64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, and 1 MB. The default value is 256 KB.

The default size is used during RAID configuration.

Updated: 2019-11-01

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