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  • How large can the server storage size be? I'm about to build a new system with a 12TB RAID 5 but if I can get a large amount of space with WHS it will serve as a buffer until I can afford to build the big system.

    Is WHS x32 or x64 based?
    Monday, March 16, 2009 8:17 AM

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  • 12 TB should be no problem. Please have a look overhere for some more info.

    WHS is 32 bit
    Monday, March 16, 2009 8:57 AM
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  • jgt said:

    How large can the server storage size be? I'm about to build a new system with a 12TB RAID 5 but if I can get a large amount of space with WHS it will serve as a buffer until I can afford to build the big system. 

    RAID is unsupported on WHS.

    jgt said:

    Is WHS x32 or x64 based?

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:13 AM
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  • 12 TB should be no problem. Please have a look overhere for some more info.

    WHS is 32 bit
    Monday, March 16, 2009 8:57 AM
    Moderator
  • jgt said:

    How large can the server storage size be? I'm about to build a new system with a 12TB RAID 5 but if I can get a large amount of space with WHS it will serve as a buffer until I can afford to build the big system. 

    RAID is unsupported on WHS.

    jgt said:

    Is WHS x32 or x64 based?

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:13 AM
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  • You are correct, RAID is NOT supported in WHS and as I explore WHS more (thanks for the links) I agree that it should be able to do everything for me with less grief. I've got a test system running and it has three ATA drives (300GB, 500GB, & 250GB), plus two 500GB SATA drives and two USB 2 drives (each 250GB). I'm going to order another SATA 8 port controller to support six other internal SATA drives and externally I'll connect another five to 10 eSATA drives.

    At this point I will hit the wall with drives attached to this system and will explore the possibility of a custom double-wide case where I can install nothing but SATA drives internally. If I can install multiple SATA controllers and with the new 1.5TB drives I should be able to easily get over 20TB which at this time I cannot imagine that I'd use that much. Another option is just to remove the smaller drives in my current configuration one at a time and replace them with 1.5TB drives.

    WHS is going to help me clean up my HD mess, at least this is my current thought.
    Monday, April 13, 2009 5:57 PM