stripe set

Definition of stripe set in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is stripe set?

A single volume created using discontiguous free areas on two or more hard disks. Stripe sets are similar to volume sets but can give much faster read/write performance if segments reside on separately controlled drives. Use the Microsoft Windows NT administrative tool Disk Administrator to create stripe sets by combining 2–32 free areas on two or more disk drives.


The Windows NT system partition and boot partition cannot be volume sets. Stripe sets also cannot be extended the way volume sets can.