I bought the Rosewill RSV-S4-6G RAID Sub-System which is a 4 bay usb connected RAID array. ( here are the details from Newegg: Newegg.com - Rosewill RSV-S4-6G SATA 150 & 300 4 3.5" Drive Bays RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, Spanning and JBOD (via Bundled Dual-port eSATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 x1 RAID Controller)
) I set it up in RAID 10 installing 4 ea 2 TB drives, but while setting it up read that Vista can only access 2 TB (not really so sure about this information) so I set the partition to just under 2TB. Now I have three divisions for the array and the third (as can be seen on the attached screen shot) won't even give me an option to make a new volume on it. The choices are grayed out and un-clickable. The second division I can create a simple 50 GB partition no problem. I have done it but then deleted it trying to join the two and three partitions together.
can someone who has setup or knows how to set up a similar system please help me in getting my full 4 TB of storage from this thing? I'm thinking that there must be a way to split each array into two equal parts and use 1/2 for the raid 10 and combine the rest for normal storage.
It came with it's own raid card and management software but I used the bios to set it up. Maybe I should have used the software?
Screen shot is here: http://www.glitterhost.com/myStuff/RAIDArray.JPG
Managing software screenshot here: http://www.glitterhost.com/myStuff/highpointmgr.JPG
Any help greatly appreciated since this is holding me up on finishing my development server.
Redham aka Russell
Ok I deleted the array I had built using the bios and rebuilt it with the management software.
Now I have one Unallocated "Disk 4" which is 7451.63 GB. Now when I open the storage management in Vista and right click on the new Disk 4 I have the choices of: "simple, spanned and striped volumes"!
Which do I select? I want to be sure it is a RAID 10 configuration. Will choosing one instead of the of the other two choices cause it not to be RAID 10? OR! Will it simply split the disk into equal parts?
Could anyone please lend me hand here? The documentation that comes with the product doesn't go into this area of setup.