Large RAID & Win 7

What I want to do is use a Rosewill RAID (Rosewill RSV-S5) enclosure holding five 2TB drives connected using a port multiplier eSATA card on a Win 7 64 Bit system.

Since I only wish to store (a lot of) movies I am not concerned about speed.

My question is that on the spec sheet Rosewill warns that Windows won’t recognize more than a 2TB partition. It is my understanding that 64 bit Windows will see all of the capacity of such a RAID system.

Am I correct or screwed?

Thanks-
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  1. Windows 7 should be capable of handling a 10TB RAID with a GPT partition.

    Read http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx for more information on GPT
  2. nordlead said:
    Windows 7 should be capable of handling a 10TB RAID with a GPT partition.

    Read http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx for more information on GPT



    Thanks. That link answered the question and more.

    Jim
  3. jim6064 said:
    Thanks. That link answered the question and more.

    Jim


    It works, but it wont be fast because it's a software RAID or fake raid (linux term)
  4. Thank you for the additional information.

    I am willing to accept the slow speed. It is going to be used to store movies only.

    I don’t plan on booting from the “RAID” part but installing a small drive for booting.

    I plan on using either Win7 64 bit or Win Media Server 2011. I think either will work ok.

    Again, thanks for the expanded information,
    Jim
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