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Morning guys,

 

I got my previous question resolved once I got the floppy to sata cable, and used my 2.5" drive to load windows 10 on to. All now working great and been flying for a few weeks now.

I've just upgraded my storage though and have a question.

I've got 4 x WD Green 2TB drives installed.

I've gone through the B120i setup and set up a new logical drive using all 4 physical drives in a RAID 1+0 setup, which should leave me with around 4TB of usable storage.

That's all gone fine.

When I've gone into Windows, the drives obviously aren't ready for use there, so I've gone into Disk Management to format the drives to make them usable, however I'm seeing them as 2 seperate blocks of storage, rather than one block of unalloacted space.

Is this normal?

If I just format both blocks, can I then merge them into one?

 

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Trig0r

Wrong disk type?

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cupcake

all disks are the same type.

All 2TB Western Digital Green drives.

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Trig0r

Sorry, I mean when you have created the partition..

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Oh, and if you are using greens change the idle time on them or they'll fail smart tests as they park the heads too often..

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8 minutes ago, Trig0r said:

Sorry, I mean when you have created the partition..

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You mean when setting up the array?

I followed the setup process to setup a new array and selected all 4 drives to create the logical drive.

I can go back and double check the setup tonight though to make sure.

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9 minutes ago, Trig0r said:

Oh, and if you are using greens change the idle time on them or they'll fail smart tests as they park the heads too often..

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Thanks for that.

I wasn't aware of that issue.

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Where you have the 2tb partition, right click on it, and presuming it's empty and you haven't started moving data, delete the volume, then once it's gone you should see a 4tb free space, right click and create a new volume, and use the whole disk, should work..

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26 minutes ago, Trig0r said:

Where you have the 2tb partition, right click on it, and presuming it's empty and you haven't started moving data, delete the volume, then once it's gone you should see a 4tb free space, right click and create a new volume, and use the whole disk, should work..

 

 

Thanks for the quick replies.

Just tried this and still seeing the 2 volumes of unallocated space

I can create a new simple volume on the 2TB space, but the other space just has properties and help available when I right click on it.

 

 

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Which suggests its not GPT and is hitting the 2tb limit.

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