So i've been going back and forth with this. I have a server with around 7 x 1TB disks. I want the maximum disk storage possible.
Anyway, so I went and created an array with all of the disks. This created around 5.5TB's of space. Cool. Then when I go to install Windows 2012 onto this disk, it does it. However, it only then shows 2TB's of space leaving 3TB's unallocated and not showing up on the Windows disks. So, I followed instructions as the maximum size for MBR disk is 2TB's and tried this method:
LIST DISK and identify your disk number (from 0 to n disks)
SELECT DISK <n> where <n> is the disk number
CLEAN ALL (Will Take Some Time)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY ALIGN=1024
FORMAT FS=NTFS (Will Take Some Time)
If i follow these instructions, I get a disk entirely converted into GPT and then am unable to install Windows onto it.
So now, the only thing that comes to mind is to create my logical drive again as one array. Then using DISKPART, partition this disk and allocate a size for the MBR and another for the GPT so that when installing Windows, I can actually select the allocated MBR disk and install it onto there?
Question is, how do you do that with diskpart? Any ideas?
Thanks peeps for helping