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Is it possible to create an array larger than 2 TB?

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What the topic says. I'm asking this for a friend, who wants to RAID 2 2 tb hard drives
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you can. however you cannot boot from a volume larger then 1.5TB

if they are for storage, then the size is redundant (Pun)

Any bootable Volume with a os on it can only be booted from 1.5TB max.

you can create an array to virtually any size.

50TB or 128TB. it doesnt matter. all possible
    
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It can be done, however you can't boot from it
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I KNEW I read on this on Anandtech of the Sandy Bridge review, it CAN be done, but you need elite hardware

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Remember the mountain of issues I had trying to get Seagate’s 3TB HDD to work as a boot drive in my X58 system? A couple of weeks ago Intel released version 10.1 of its storage drivers, which added software support for drives larger than 2.2TB. That’s one piece of the puzzle. With Sandy Bridge, many motherboard manufacturers are moving to UEFI instead of traditional 32-bit PC BIOSes. Combine that with a GPT partition and your new Sandy Bridge system should have no problems booting to and accessing 3TB drives made of a single partition.
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impossible is nothing, unless you want to boot from it.
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post #6 of 15
everything is possible, only if u want.
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yeah you can as you been told but its a bit silly. if one drive goes down you lose the lot!! may not happen for a few years but that just means you have more stuff on them to lose!! i know i would rather lose half my stuff than all of it especially 4 tb worth
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post #8 of 15
You can, just not as boot drive (but IIRC if you have UEFI then it might work).
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Originally Posted by CH4PZ View Post
yeah you can as you been told but its a bit silly. if one drive goes down you lose the lot!! may not happen for a few years but that just means you have more stuff on them to lose!! i know i would rather lose half my stuff than all of it especially 4 tb worth
only in RAID 0, if you do raid 5 or 6, you have MORE data security and one or two failures before data loss
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Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
only in RAID 0, if you do raid 5 or 6, you have MORE data security and one or two failures before data loss
aww yeh, sorry, thought he typed RAID 0, my bad
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