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HELP!!!!!!!!!!! EX490 - HDD LIMITS & REPLACING MAIN DRIVE

 
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HELP!!!!!!!!!!! EX490 - HDD LIMITS & REPLACING MAIN DRIVE

 

The main reason I got this server was because it was future proof. Now I'm thinking maybe, not so.

  

Initally I wanted to swap out the 320GB for the 4TB (long story of why a 320GB is in there). The 320GB is drive #1 so everything is connected to it in someway. So I thought I could format in NTFS and copy all the files over.

 

Didn't work :smileysad:

 

Okay so keep the 320GB as #1 and remove another HDD. So I removed a 1TB and put in the 4TB.

 

Now the server only sees 2 of the 4TB. So much for unlimited storage. What is the true limit?

 

1) Is there anyway to have the server see all 4TB of this single drive? 

2) How can I make the 4TB the #1 drive replacing the 320GB? Hopefully without having to recovery the entire thing and start over, takes FOREVER to get it into recovery mode.

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Re: EX490 - HDD limits & replacing main drive

>because it was future proof.

 

It says discontinued:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/ho/WF10a/15351-15351-3726099-3726100-3726100-3969714.html

Manuals:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&document=&product=3969717

 

>1) Is there anyway to have the server see all 4TB of this single drive?

 

You may have to partition it differently using GPT:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02826744/c02826744.pdf