On 9/2/2014 12:05, Keith Keller wrote: > On 2014-09-02, Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com> wrote: >> On 8/29/2014 14:26, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: >>> >>> Note that we did this on *raw*, unpartitioned drives (not my idea). >> >> Nothing wrong with that, particularly with big "midden" volumes like >> this one. > > Indeed--hardware RAID controllers don't partition their drives before > creating their arrays. It also has the side benefit that you don't have to worry about 4K partition alignment. Starting with 0 means you're always aligned.