Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

GPT vs MBR on Windows 2003 32 Bit server

Posted on 2012-04-12
2
Medium Priority
?
825 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-18
I have just purchased a HP d2600 Disk with 12 x 2TB SAS drives.
I want to get the most capacity from the devices so I would like to set it up with a RAID 5 w/ Hot spare.
I will be letting the Hardware handle the RAID and then create a Disk on Windows 2003 as one big 19 TB Disk.

The question I have is do I set it up as a GPT or MBR?
What Block size must I allocate?
0
Comment
Question by:yo_bee
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
sconstable earned 2000 total points
ID: 37839677
GPT if you are going to use over a 2TB volume.
0
 
LVL 23

Author Closing Comment

by:yo_bee
ID: 37863678
Thank you for your reply and I built my 24 TB Storage array (2 TB x 12 Drives) into 2 Raid 5 arrays.
2 TB x 4 and a 2TB x 7  w/ one Hotspare
The reason I did this was because to get the full 2 TB x 11 I would have had to set the sector size to 8 KB and I have millions of 4 KB files that will be stored on this array.  So I figured that to maximize the space set up 2 arrays the will meet both of my storage needs for the next 6 t o 18 months.

Did I do the right thing?
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question