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Maximum size of Logical disk and partition for Windows 2000 Enterprise server

Posted on 2006-07-18
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I would like to extend the space in one of our servers and its logical disk already has 2 TB.  The OS is Windows 2000 Enterprise server and the disk is basic disk with NTFS file system.  I would like to know what is the maximum size of logical disk and partition that Windows 2000 can support.  Thanks,
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Under NTFS, the maximum size of a partition (volume) is in fact 2 to the 64th power. This is equal to 16 binary exabytes, or 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes.

That's the theorietical limit - as for the practical limit - there's no real way to know how well it will scale to disk volumes that are thousands or even millions of gigabytes in size.

I think for your purposes it's safe to say you can extend it as far as you like. :)
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