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GPT Partiton setup in Windows 7

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  • NAS / RAID
  • Partition
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
April 19, 2011 9:07:00 PM


I am trying to setup a RAID 0 system with three 1TB drives. Problem is that Windows only allows partitions up to 2047 GB. I've done some research and found out that I need to use the GPT partition format.

Does anyone know of a good guide for using GPT to setup a partition on a Disk or raid array that is over the 2TB limit imposed by MBR?


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a b $ Windows 7
April 19, 2011 9:31:06 PM

Why not partition the array into two partitions?

Otherwise, this article looks good:
April 20, 2011 3:27:22 AM

<Why not partition the array into two partitions?>

:D  Good answer. However, Windows wouldn't let me do that. It listed the disk space as about 2782GB but it listed everything over 2047 as unavailable. I don't know why.

Anyway, I really don't want to make two partitions because my whole reason for having a RAID array was to have only volume.

Besides, I wouldn't learn anything. I like trying new stuff just to find out if I can make it work and this is my first time trying to setup a RAID array.

The link to that article looks like it will do the trick.
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a b $ Windows 7
April 20, 2011 4:46:24 AM

These disk partition limitations are getting old. I have been through the 504MB BIOS limit, the 2GB FAT limit, the 8.4GB and 32GB BIOS limits, and the 128GB FAT32 limit.

I understand the part about learning, and I hope you enjoy getting that RAID array working.
April 20, 2011 5:04:24 AM

Best answer selected by JKatwyopc.