How to Configure Raid 5 on Perc 6i
Posted on 2009-04-06
I have just bought a new Dell Poweredge Server. The Server has a Perc6i Raid Controller. The server also has 8x450GB HotPlug SAS drives.
To my knowledge if I setup Raid5 I should have approx 3TB of useable space. When I setup up the raid, reboot and start installing W2k8 at the hard-disk section I do get 2.9TB of space.
Now I partition the drive to have 300GB and was going to leave the rest for the other partition. The moment I do so I get the 3 partitions, the 300GB I created, a 1.7TB useable partition and an 800GB unuseable partition.
Can some of you tell me why this is happening? I have setup the Raid from the onboard controller and all looked fine. It also told me I would have about 2.9TB space but maybe I am missing something.
Thanks in advance. Cheers