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Windows 2003 Server -- SAN -- RAID 10 -- Volume Limit

Posted on 2006-10-19
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We have an 84TB RAID 10 SAN and I was wondering on a Windows 2003 Server if the limit of a single volume can surpass the 2TB limitation of NTFS? I know we have some smaller systems using PCi-X cards RAID cards using RAID 6 and have volumes over 3GBS...
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by:Chris Gralike
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i think this document will help you on this item ;)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/140365/

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please be aware that changing the cluster size will make the waste of effective diskspace larger, and also will fragment the disk faster. This might mean that a file of a size say 1050 bytes will consume 2048bytes effectivly on a NTFS partition wich has a cluster size of 1024. This might not be a big problem if the files that are stored on this disk are huge in comparison but might be a waste when you have allot of tiny files saved on that particular partition.

Every advantage has a disadvantage ;-)

regards,
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Lol and select "I disagree strongly" on the Microsoft documents, might force them to use the Inode system linux uses lol! ;-)
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