I have initialized a RAID5 array with 6 750GB Seagate drives on a Rocketraid 2220 controller. The OS is windows 2000 server and is installed on a separate 80GB drive. The controller software shows the array size as 3.75TB, but disk manager only shows it as 2047.97GB.
I've done a lot of searching but there is a lot of conflicting information on the max size of a single volume. Is there any way I can get W2K to recognizes the full size of this RAID?
With Windows alone, you'd need at least Xp 64 bits or Server 2k3 sp1.
However, I read a turnaround for some Raid adapters only, which can cut the capacity of the Raid array in portions and let Windows believe these portions are physically distinct hard drives. Then, one may even W2k's software Raid to aggregate the full capacity to a single dynamic volume, if this is any useful.
The latter information was probably from the manufacturer's site of a Raid adapter.