Windows 2003 STD 64bit cannot format 1TB disk RAID 5
Posted on 2011-05-06
Server: HP DL380 G5 with up-to-date BIOS.
OS: Windows 2003 STD R2 64bit
I have 6 disk (HP 500GB HDD 6G SAS 7.2K rpm), I run HP tools (HP Array Configuration Tools) to do the RAID 5. After that, I got 2.7 TB free. Then I divided 2TB logical disk, but when I used Disk Management (Windows) to format it (NTFS), it always said "The format did not successful".
Could you help on this?
P/s: There is a information message (!) in HP Array Configuration Tools "Background parity initialization is currently queued or in progress on Logical Drive 1 (2000.0 GB, RAID 5). If background parity initialization is queued, it will start when I/O is performed on the drive. When background parity initialization completes, the performance of the logical drive will improve. "