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  • Win 7 Pro how many HDD are supported and what TB limit if any? 144 - 192 tb 4u rack!

    New build for a customer with a x24 hotswap 4u rack server case, looking to fit x24 6tb or x24 8tb

    Will win 7 pro 64 have an issue with this?


    Originally posted by Aaron
    I want those sweet cherries

  • #2
    I think it'll be fine assuming you've enough SATA/SAS/SCSI/Whatever connectors on the motherboard and associated expansion cards.

    win7 64bit can access 8tb drives (although some raid controllers can't) Last post here : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answer...-2tb-bios.html

    can't find a limit on the number - if you run out of drive letters, assign a drive to a folder. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../gg309170.aspx



    HOWEVER... I'd strongly suggest using a RAID controller across this many drives - and those are going to be expensive to handle this number.

    You might want to look at a dedicated SAN/NAS device with built-in controllers, depending on budget.

    Or you could use opensource FreeNAS or similar, that use ZFS, and then you present "volumes" or LUNs to the OS of your choice.
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    Fractal R4 (shhh!) 3570k, z77x-d3h, 16gb, R9-270X, 240gb SSD, 2tb mirror w/ 60gb cache drive

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    • #3
      ZFS is awesome.

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      • #4
        Raid 0.

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        • #5
          what on earth - just wrong, so wrong.

          A consumer "home" product to run a filestore is insanity, talk them out of that
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          • #6
            Originally posted by DoubleTop View Post
            what on earth - just wrong, so wrong.

            A consumer "home" product to run a filestore is insanity, talk them out of that
            It's not that unusual. Plenty of people run ZFS, Unraid and other similar solutions at home. I myself have a 10 disk ZFS fileserver sat at home.

            The insanity part is running Windows 7 Pro as the host OS.

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            • #7
              This is going to be for a large CCTV setup, to give an idea of data importance etc
              Originally posted by Aaron
              I want those sweet cherries

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