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I just decided that I wanted to become a RAIDer. I have six SATA drives and opted to convert four 1TB drives to RAID 0. I have successfully done that, but ran into something unexpected.
The Marvel setup in the BIOS (DX58SO motherboard) says I have four SATA drives for the one volume and the total size is 3,700 GB.
However, when I first created a simple volume (via Computer Management), it made a 2048GB partition and a 1678GB partition. I figured, OK, I'll have two partitions.
I took the larger partition and succcessfully created a simple volume and formated it, but when I went to create a volume for the smaller partition, I found there are no options to create anything! I'm seemingly left with 1678GB of unallocated space.
Is this normal behavior? Is the RAID setup actually using that space? I have my doubts. What can I do with that space? I guess I assumed that I would have ended up with a 3.7TB RAID 0 volume. Did I do something wrong?