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Large RAID & Win 7

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September 16, 2011 4:40:20 PM

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?

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September 20, 2011 2:44:28 AM

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)
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September 21, 2011 9:58:33 AM

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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