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    Windows 2003 and 1TB Drives

    I am thinking of adding a two 1TB SATA drives to a server that is only used for back ups.

    Is there any issues with this size drive being recognised in Server 2003?

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    Re: Windows 2003 and 1TB Drives

    According to this, the limit for a NTFS volume is 2TB - a volume being a partition. There shouldn't be any problems really, other than read/write times being high.

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    Re: Windows 2003 and 1TB Drives

    The only other thing I have read in the past, is that these 1TB hard disks are not good in any RAID configuration, but as a single SATA hard disk it should be fine.

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    Re: Windows 2003 and 1TB Drives

    Yes a 1TB volume should be fine anything over 2TB will require GPT to be enabled. Just for reference.

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device...e/GPT_FAQ.mspx

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