SQL Server & Disk Partition Alignment


Jimmy May is sharing a very good slide-deck about the importance of Disk Partition Alignment.

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/ace_team/archive/2008/11/04/disk-partition-alignment-sector-alignment-part-i-slide-deck.aspx

 

You can find some other useful information about this topic on the Microsoft web site:

 

·         Predeployment I/O Best Practices - SQL Server Best Practices Article
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/bestpractice/pdpliobp.mspx

 

·         Disk Subsystem Performance Analysis for Windows subsys_perf.doc

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/subsys_perf.mspx

 

·         Disk performance may be slower than expected when you use multiple disks in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, and in Windows 2000

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929491

 

Cheers,

 

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