WE ordered a nf600 with windows 2003 storage server r2 with 8 1TB drives.
We had the OS partition created (40GB) and the rest of the drives used for file services.
The machine arrived configured thus:
Four sets of mirrored drives One of the sets had windows OS installed
The drives are presented as
two 1.7 TB drives
one 1.2 TB drive and
One 1.67 TB drives
We were expecting a RAID 5 configuration of the seven drives with one drive for the OS
That being said, I can see how setting the drives in mirrored sets increases the overall amount of TB available.
Our dilemma is how to set up the server so that it "behaves" like one large 6.3TB drive?