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So i got my new raid 5 setup from newegg today. Unfortunately one of my disks was DOA, my setup was going to be 4x750, so until the RMA goes through its only 3x750. As a raid 5 that puts me at about 1.5 ok for one partition, Since i am not doing any of the tricks to run larger then a 2 TB partition and on windows xp 32bit when i go to expand the array it will put me about 2.25 I was planning on just splitting the partitions to the 2TB size but how will that work when i am doing it expanding the volume then expanding the partition to 2.0 and then creating another partition?
Did that make any sense?

Thanks in advance!

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I think I counted two periods in that entire paragraph...

Sorry, can't help ya. I'm a RAID nub as well. Hope you get an answer quick!

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I think I counted two periods in that entire paragraph...

Sorry, can't help ya. I'm a RAID nub as well. Hope you get an answer quick!

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There was some comma's though!!!
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Not entirely sure about how to get around the 32 bit glitch with Partition size. If you have the option to manage the partitions before installing the OS I think you would better off. There are some disk management softs out there that do just that. They are bootable media and you then enter something like a GUI that allows you to see your disks and manage them in detail: partition, clone, delete, expand, shrink, copy, format.

But I have no idea if these management tools will play well with your Areca.
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Hell maybe i will just install a 64bit os or vista.
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Not entirely sure about how to get around the 32 bit glitch with Partition size. If you have the option to manage the partitions before installing the OS I think you would better off. There are some disk management softs out there that do just that. They are bootable media and you then enter something like a GUI that allows you to see your disks and manage them in detail: partition, clone, delete, expand, shrink, copy, format.

But I have no idea if these management tools will play well with your Areca.
If I remember correctly, I thought you could partition during the windows install? When you choose where to install the OS aren't there "Advanced Options" below the list of drives to choose?

My .02...

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