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ADAPTEC AAR 2610SA 6-PORT SATA RAID 2610 CARD

I have a ADAPTEC AAR 2610SA 6-PORT SATA RAID 2610 CARD connected to a Dell Poweredge 2800.

Connected to the controller are 5 samsung 1tb disks.

I want to create a raid 5 array with the 5 disk, hoping to end up with a volume of 4tb, but when i do so, the controller make a raid 5 set of 2tb insteat of the 4tb i need.

Seem the i need to set the disks to GPT, but cant figure it out.

Any ideas

thx
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windu1965
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DavidCommented:
What O/S are you running?  The biggie is that it may be a deal killer, as you can't boot off a GPT disk drive anyway ... FYI, unless you are running an Itanium system
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noxchoCommented:
If you install OS onto one HDD and then configure the RAID5 then you can get almost 4TB GPT storage and 1 MBR partitioned HDD with OS on it.
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windu1965Author Commented:
OS is already installed (windows 2k3 r2 x86), on a dell raid controller with 3 scsi drives.


The aar-2610sa is a extra controller, drivers are installed
also have i installed Adaptec Storage Manager 4.30
with Adaptec Storage Manager is can create raid 5 arrays up to 2tb.
Converting the drives to GPT in windows 2k3 r2 dos not help.








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noxchoCommented:
Then looks like it is the limit of the card. Contact the vendor and check if the card can create configurations over 2048GB limit.
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