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Overcoming 2TB limitation for MBR

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Well just putting a rig for a client together. I have x2 2TB western digital drives in Raid 0. Here's the problem, I can only format 2TB of the raid array, and the other 2tb is unusable (cant even make it into its own partition under windows.

What are my options?
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With the onboard Intel RAID you can only make a RAID bigger then 2TB only if it is non-bootable.

Your option is to do a matrix RAID with the rest of the space in RAID 0 or 1 (given the number of drives you have) to make another partition on.
http://www.intel.com/support/chipset...storage+matrix)
Use RST to make a new volume.
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Yeah I'll set it up as 2tb Raid 0 and other 2tb as a 1tb raid 1 array for him to store important stuff on.
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