Issue with WHS1 - need help - storage RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    I'm looking for some assistance as I don't know what to do with this issue.


    • Basic home assembled PC w/AMD dual core, 2GB RAM, Asus board
    • WHS 2003

    • 2x Seagate ST320005N4A1AS (I think) - they're 2GB SATA drives
    • Raid 1: AMD 1X2 Mirror/RAID1 SCSI Disk Interface (as per the hardware manager)

    Issue: My 2GB array displays the wrong information and WHS is not able to copy large files to it.
    • Actual capacity: 2TB Raid 1
    • Displayed capacity: 166GB
    • Displayed free space: 1.32TB
    How can I fix this? I'm not sure if its the drives which are the issue (after reading a few threads) or the RAID or something else.  If I try to copy large files to my WHS, I get error messages of too little space remains but I have plenty of room, this happens from any OS I use (XP/7/MacOS/Linux)

    Many thanks in advance for your input! If you need more info to provide input just ask away!


    Saturday, April 9, 2011 10:51 AM

All replies

  • WHS does not officially support a RAID setup, so not even sure if this would work.


    But out of curiosity did you try installing WHS and adding the RAID drivers for your motherboard during the install?  (not sure if you get prompted during a WHS install for extra drivers, but if there is a prompt then at that point you could try and add the raid drivers for your motherboard see if that changes anything)


    You're not really supposed to need RAID for a WHS install, most people use a smaller disk for the system drive, which WHS partitions into C and D.  (C for the system, and remaining space on D for the storage pool).  Then you would add your two 2tb drives as part of the storage pool.  Once your shares are created on the storage pool drives you would then turn on Folder Duplication for redundancy.  The only thing not protected using this method is the system drive.  If the system drive were to fail then you are supposed to perform a system reinstallation which is supposed to preserver the data on your storage pool drives, and just re-install the OS.



    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:28 PM