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    Windows 2008 R2 and RAID 5 over 2TB

    I have a new Dell Poweredge R510 that I want to set up as our Main File Server.

    I have a 2 x 300GB which I want to sent up as RAID 1 (this is done no problem)
    and 6 x 600GB set up as RAID 5.

    I have a PERC 6/i RAID Controller installed and installed Windows 2008 R2 with SP1.

    Everything seems ok until I log into Windows after the OS install and on th RAID 5 it is split showing the first 2TB and a 743 GB Partition. I can do whatever I need to do with the 2Tb but the 743GB is totally unuseable.

    Is there a way to get the 743GB recognized properly and useable?

    I also have the options to go RAID 6, 10 and 50 but have never used these RAID Setups before and am unsure.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Use server manager,storage right click on disk and select convert the disk to GPT.

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    is there a bios update for the raid card as ive had 4tb drives show up on 08r2 sp1 (granted they died after a reboot but thats because the raid web interface for my card allowed me to setup raid 10 but the contoler diddnt actually support it) that was 4 2tb drives in raid 10

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    You Beauty! You can tell I don't set Servers up enough.

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