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Multiple 400 Gig HD's and windows server 2003?

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skahtul

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I am about to order parts for a file server, I just wanted to make sure of one fact.

The system will be running Windows Server 2003 "enterprise" with an x2 core Operton setup and 4 gigs of ram. Just wanted to make sure that there would not be any problems with the hard drives. I will have a 200 Gig or so on one of the IDE's for the OS, then I will have 4 x 400 Gig HD's on the SATA controllers. Just wanted to know if there was any problems addressing that much storage. I have never built a rig with that many drives. I forget the max partition size for NTFS, I think it is pretty large though.

THANKS!!
 
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skahtul

skahtul

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JCLW said:
NTFS max partition size is 2TB so you should be OK.

Cool, I thought it was something like that. For my application I did not want to have to partition them out into multiple drives.

bri1 said:
damn what you storing?

Oh, you would be surprised. I forgot to mention that this is not for me, and I am building two of them. I work for a local univesrity at a facility where they do geological research. These are just file servers for a ll of the different users, who have alot of data. Actually, to backup all of the servers we have a 32 TB tape backup system that we are going to switch to a disk to disk to tape backup.