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Dell R710, RAID 5 question

I have an R710 with 2, 146gig SAS drivers and 6, 900gig SAS drives.

I have the two 146's on RAID 1 for the OS and I wanted to use the six 900's on a RAID 5.  

It's configured that way in the RAD controller.

In Windows Server 2008 however, I see Disk 1 with total space of 4188 gig and TWO partitions of 2048 and 2140 respectively.  The problem is I can create a volume on the second partition.  When I right click it in Disk Manager, all options are grayed out.

Also, I'd prefer my Disk 1 to be one single partition of the total 4188.

What am I doing wrong?


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8/22/2022 - Mon

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Charlestasse: no, I have not.

Thanks buddy...that was too easy.  I was trying to do this AFTER creating a volume.  Once I deleted my existing, I was able to convert and do what I wanted.
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