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Drive size limit?

On Tuesday, June 08, 2004 5:54 AM, Billy SG McCarthy wrote:

> The thing I'm trying to avoid is creating mulitple logical 
> drives within the external RAID.  The enclosure holds 12
> disks, minus 1 as hot spare gives me 11.  If I cam make 1
> RAID 5 logical drive I'll get the space of 10 of them.  If
> I have to make 2 logical drives I'll only end up with the
> space of 9 drives.  The way things go around here I need
> all the space I can get.

Does your array not give you the ability to present a RAID group as multiple
drives (or LUNs or Volumes)?  We have several different arrays here from a
couple different vendors (EMC and Procom) and they all allow you to create a
RAID group, and then present that to the hosts (if it's a SAN array) or the
network (if it's NAS) as multiple volumes.   So we may have a 3.6 TB RAID-5,
but it's presented to the hosts attached to it as 4 900 GB LUNs.

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