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Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Using 4TB hard disk

    Question

  • Hi, I have a HP X1600 G2, then I bought 12 x 4TB hard disk for increasing the disk space for this unit.

    What I want to do is using the hardware array to configure the following:

    3 x 4TB RAID-5 plus 1 Spare to create 3 Logical Drives.

    Then Spanned set it to a total of 24TB drive within the system.

    Is it going to be work, or not?

    As I read the article 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773268(v=ws.10).aspx

    Said to use 2TB drive to be able to get a 64TB in total.

    Thanks in advance, Fortuno

    Friday, May 02, 2014 4:10 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It should be fine and no issue will occur. Just try on your RAID controller. 


    If you have any feedback on our support, please send to tnfsl@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by AS_Security Monday, May 05, 2014 1:51 PM
    Monday, May 05, 2014 9:33 AM
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  • For large storage use GPT. If you want install oprating system on large storage, EFI is needed.

    See the differences between MBR and GPT and redesign your procedures.

    Regards

    Milos

    Saturday, May 03, 2014 7:08 AM
  • Hi,

    It should be fine and no issue will occur. Just try on your RAID controller. 


    If you have any feedback on our support, please send to tnfsl@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by AS_Security Monday, May 05, 2014 1:51 PM
    Monday, May 05, 2014 9:33 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Shaon,

    Yes, after I setup on the RAID controller, with GPT on the hard disk, I am able to create the spanned set for 24TB on the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 that comes with the unit.

    Thanks again!

    Monday, May 05, 2014 1:53 PM