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Drive size limit?

Where do you think the 2TB limit is? There might already by some patches, 
firmware updates, etc. What controller card are you using? 

As an experiment, do you want to try reporting the disks as JBOD, then making 
the whole thing linux software raid5?

On Monday 07 June 2004 16:21, Billy SG McCarthy wrote:
> I think I know the answer, but I don't like it, so I'm double checking.
> We have very large storage needs here at work, but in a small dept.  We
> picked up a RAID enclosure for 12 drives, full of 250GB HDDs.  With 1 spare
> backup and a RAID-5 configuration I should, in theory, get about 2.4 TB of
> space.
> An email to Adaptec, as I'm connecting via SCSI to this RAID, and some
> googling suggests that one cannot connect a PC to a drive bigger that 2
> Terabytes.  Is this really the case, or can I get around this?  I realize I
> can just create several RAIDs on the controller and then use software to
> make them into 1 drive, but this is less than ideal as more RAIDs means
> losing more storage space.
> thanks all.

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