I am always on the lookout for new blogs to watch and learn from. Not long ago, Kevin Kline wrote a very intriguing blog post:
I read it, but I didn't get a lot of time to dig into it until recently. I finally got around to digging into the topic more, and I also spoke to one of our server admin's about it. Doing some research we found that our entire environment is running on misaligned partitions. I found an additional resource blog post that has an excellent slide deck on the MSDN blogs by a guy name Jimmy May:
I am working on doing some testing of this by rebuilding a disk completely to see how it affects SQLIO benchmarks before and after. I'll post results later on, but this topic is definitely an interesting subject.
More to come........