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    HP Proliant ML110 G7 with B110i Storage Controller and 4TB Drives

    Hi all,

    Does anybody have this server. I've bought two to use a backup servers with a set of 4tb drives. When I go into the raid config, it lets me make a virtual disk with the two drives as a mirror, but only sees 1.8tb of the 4tb drives.
    I'm sure I am missing something obvious but have been chasing this around for a while now.
    Any pointers would be appreciated.

    Cheers, Ed

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    Is the motherboard able to use that much in one Disk? Its best to check teh website to see if it recognizes such a big drive. If it does, Try updating the firmware

    This is a stab in the dark but its the only thing i can think of.

    Rick

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    Hi Rick,

    I've looked through the specs of the controller and the server on the HP website and cannot find anything relating to disk sizes - it just says that the controller supports a maximum of 2 virtual disks.
    I was going to try a firmware upgrade, but they only appear to list Linux updates and nothing for Windows :-(
    I'm really at a loss and have been chasing my tail on this for a while!

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    Probably not what you want to hear but it may not support it at all, 4tb drives have to use a different cluster size which most bioses and hardware do not support at the moment. This is why many are usb interface only so they can bundle a controller in there. A future firmware update may fix it but you may have to specificly look for a raid controller that can support it.

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    To add a little more info to that, you'll need to use GPT rather than MBR when partitioning them, and I think you need a 4k cluster size as opposed to 512k. Some bioses/raid cards will have an emulation feature to allow that, otherwise use the RAID utility to split the drive down, again if supported.

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    Also something to remember is that Windows server backup before 2012 doesn't work with 4k sector drives.

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    Thanks for all the advice so far everybody. We are using these drives with veeam.

    We've got a HP micro server working with these exact drives but just can't get the big drives to work in these servers which is a shame :-(

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    From the 110G6 specs page: NOTE: HP Smart Array B110i does not support greater than 2TB hard drive.

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    Pants! I'm guessing that hasn't changed between the G6 and G7... External caddy it is then. Thanks so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Also something to remember is that Windows Server backup before 2012 doesn't work with 4k sector drives.
    I thought the solution for that was to simply reformat the drives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I thought the solution for that was to simply reformat the drives?
    Microsoft support policy for 4K sector hard drives in Windows
    An update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Format Disks is available


    Depends on the type 4k native or 512E
    Windows server backup uses a VHD, VHDs do not work on 4k native drives with 2008/7

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