We have an MSA1000 but it needs to be controlled via Windows Server 2003 32Bit OS - and this limits the size of the disk.
We have 40 disks that have been configured as Raid 6 at H/w level to create a 14tb Disk Partition.
This Partition has then been split into 6x 2.1tb logical drives.
Then these logical drives have been striped together at s/w level to create a 9tb drive that we will use as an archive.
The question are.
a) is there a better way to create a 10t + raid 6 drive on an MAS1000 under a 32 bit O/S
b) if not then how secure is the config, ie if we had some disc failures what is the likelihood of data loss! And could we hot swap a disk?