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I have 6TB of unallocated space on my server, what is the proper way to allocate?

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I have a new server with a C drive of 136 OS install space and 2 unallocated drives of 2048GB and 4094GB that have automatically split in the disk management. What is the proper way to allocate the space? I am trying to build a Hyper-V with an Exchange, apllication, and DC File server VM.
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Create partitions in the unallocated space, format to ntfs,  and assign them driverletters.
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Larry Struckmeyer MVP earned 500 total points
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Are you saying you have three physical drives, or three physical arrays of RAIDx?  No single drive should every be used in a server.  They should always be RAIDx, either 1, 5, 6 or 10, 50 or even 60 if that is possible.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Please clarify your disk configuration as requested.  

How many actual hard drives (not partitions/local drives/drive letters)
How many RAID arrays (is the OS drive a separate array or portion of a single existing array?)
What kind of RAID arrays
What kind of hard drives?  SSD, SATA 7.2K RPM, SAS 10K, 15K?
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Once we have the clarification we can advise vis-a-vis MBR and GPT and the 2TB barrier which is obviously causing a problem currently.
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