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How to best RAID a Windows Server 2012 Essentials?

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Box has 4*300GB 10k disks.

The server will mainly function as a file-server.

First install - the HP server autoconfigured itself as one big array (raid5) over all the 4 drives (837GB)

What is the best way of building this and why?
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So, within os make a simple volume?

How much total space should C:\ have approx ?
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Thanks everyone! :)

So after adding a spare drive I would not use Win but HP raid software (HP ML350p Gen8) to configure it as a spare right?

Tips on how to spread out the points for this question is greatly appreciated....is there a "best practice" on how to divide the points in cases like this?
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I'm glad I could help! Good luck with your new server.

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I simply gave everyone points - all good feedback so... :)

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