Raid 5 Tags: New Build NAS / RAID Servers Systems Last response: July 14, 2010 2:40 PM in Systems Share sajjadali_007 July 14, 2010 7:25:10 AM i have ibm x series server, 2*2.5 intel xeon processor with 32 gb ram ddr2 with 8*450 gb harddisk, and i want to install window server 2003 with raid 5 so what is the minimum space available after installation? More about : raid | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove vvhocare5 July 14, 2010 2:02:22 PM I wouldnt install 2003 | Report abuse banthracis July 14, 2010 2:40:16 PM Raid 5 space is defined as nx-1x, where n is the number of HD's, and x is the size of the smallest HD. Minimum required is 3 HD's. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Raid 5> Related ressources: ForumRAID 5 Data Recovery / Only have the Drives ForumVERY slow RAID5 on ICH10R with 3x WDC Green drives ForumDROBO 5 D, DATOptic, or Areca? Best RAID Enclosure? ForumDifferent drives in Raid 5 ? ForumRepair Raid 5 with one drive failure ForumHow to Ask For Build Advice ForumREAD THIS before posting about boot/no video problems! ForumHow to best set up a 3 disk 6TB Raid 5 with controller in Win7 64bit ForumIch7r raid 5 one offline member ForumZ68 RAID 5 Questions ForumWindows 7 / Hardware RAID 5 / Dynamic Disk Import Failed error ForumNeed input about Raid5 ForumFormatting SansDigital RAID5 external USB drive ForumRAID Card Recomendation - Raid 5 , 8 SATA drives ForumDo more drives equal faster speed Raid 5 ForumHard Drive Encryption and RAID 5 ForumRAID 5 array failure time? ForumSingle SSD(OS) + three 1TB HDD( raid5 storage) ForumQuestion Re: Raid 5 expansion (or going in a different direction) ForumWin8 Raid5 - 3x3TB - Asus Maximus V gene onboard Raid More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !