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Blu May 13, 2011 05:27 PM

How does more then 2.2TB work on XP?
 
I was just getting ready to set up my 4 bay raid enclosure to use raid 5 on it, but I was wonder how do I go about using it on a XP pc when the max HD size is 2.2TB I believe and this raid 5 setup will be 6TB? How do I go about this, thanks.

enaberif May 13, 2011 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Blu (Post 514840)
I was just getting ready to set up my 4 bay raid enclosure to use raid 5 on it, but I was wonder how do I go about using it on a XP pc when the max HD size is 2.2TB I believe and this raid 5 setup will be 6TB? How do I go about this, thanks.

Not gonna happen unless you go to XP x64 to allow GPT tables.

Blu May 13, 2011 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 514841)
Not gonna happen unless you go to XP x64 to allow GPT tables.

Same thing with vista/7 as well?

LarkStarr May 13, 2011 06:21 PM

Sorry I just realized what you were asking.

to answer, it doesn't matter. you can use any windows to network the RAID.

enaberif May 13, 2011 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Blu (Post 514856)
Same thing with vista/7 as well?

Yes. GPT tables are the only way to use 2TB or more hard drives.

LarkStarr May 13, 2011 06:27 PM

uhh wait. The RAID enclosure is 6 TB, not a single hard drive.

it doesn't matter, the enclosure probably can't support more then 2.2 TB anyways. (I'm assuming a 3 x 2TB setup?) it's still accessible from Windows

Blu May 13, 2011 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by LarkStarr (Post 514863)
uhh wait. The RAID enclosure is 6 TB, not a single hard drive.

it doesn't matter, the enclosure probably can't support more then 2.2 TB anyways. (I'm assuming a 3 x 2TB setup?) it's still accessible from Windows

It's 4x2TB and can run in JBOD or raid5 I was going to do raid 5 but might just jbod it.

LarkStarr May 13, 2011 07:09 PM

right right 4x2 will yield about 5.2 TB, but either way it doesn't matter, it's all accessible in 32 bit windows.

Blu May 13, 2011 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by LarkStarr (Post 514883)
right right 4x2 will yield about 5.2 TB, but either way it doesn't matter, it's all accessible in 32 bit windows.

as enaberif don't I need the 64 bit to have GPT Tables to get this to work?

LarkStarr May 14, 2011 12:44 AM

nope, only if the drives were directly connected, a network drive will work beyond 2.2 TB in 32 bit (the host would obviously need to be 64 bit for 2.2+ TB drives to work)

besides, 32 bit can address DRIVES that are less the 2.2 TB , which 2 TB drives are. it doesn't matter if you're RAIDing or JBODing them, they're still under 2 TB.


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