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Does any one know what the maximum partition size is for Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise) Back round: I am setting up a server to be used in digital x-ray and ultrasound imaging. The storage requirements for accessing data for the next 6 years are at 6TB. I would like continued...

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    Default Maximum Partition Size

    Does any one know what the maximum partition size is for
    Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise)

    Back round:
    I am setting up a server to be used in digital x-ray and
    ultrasound imaging. The storage requirements for accessing
    data for the next 6 years are at 6TB. I would like to
    setup a storage array (SCSI) for a single Drive on the
    PACS Server but I have been unable to find a maximum
    Partition size for Windows Server 2003 or the Enterprise
    version. If anyone has a conformation on this with a link
    to back it up I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you,


    ===========================================
    Bill Farinella

    Email:
    [email]billf@rbvh.net[/email]

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Cisco Certified Network Associate
    Cisco Certified Design Associate
    A+ Certified Technician

    ===========================================

    Bill Farinella Guest

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    Default Re: Maximum Partition Size

    Using NTFS with the maximum cluster size (64K), you can create a partition
    with a potential maximum of 256 terabytes. Using the default cluster size
    of 4K, you'll top out around 16TB.

    [url]http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/techref/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/windowsServ/2003/all/techref/en-us/w2k3tr_ntfs_what.asp[/url]

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    Laura E. Hunter - MCSE, MCT, MVP
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    "Bill Farinella" <billf@rbvh.net> wrote in message
    news:194ca01c44c9c$919189e0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > Does any one know what the maximum partition size is for
    > Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise)
    >
    > Back round:
    > I am setting up a server to be used in digital x-ray and
    > ultrasound imaging. The storage requirements for accessing
    > data for the next 6 years are at 6TB. I would like to
    > setup a storage array (SCSI) for a single Drive on the
    > PACS Server but I have been unable to find a maximum
    > Partition size for Windows Server 2003 or the Enterprise
    > version. If anyone has a conformation on this with a link
    > to back it up I would greatly appreciate it.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    >
    > ===========================================
    > Bill Farinella
    >
    > Email:
    > [email]billf@rbvh.net[/email]
    >
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Cisco Certified Network Associate
    > Cisco Certified Design Associate
    > A+ Certified Technician
    >
    > ===========================================
    >

    Laura E. Hunter \(MVP\) Guest

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    Default Re: Maximum Partition Size

    Bill,

    See this, [url]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;93496[/url]

    Cleve

    "Bill Farinella" <billf@rbvh.net> wrote in message
    news:194ca01c44c9c$919189e0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > Does any one know what the maximum partition size is for
    > Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise)
    >
    > Back round:
    > I am setting up a server to be used in digital x-ray and
    > ultrasound imaging. The storage requirements for accessing
    > data for the next 6 years are at 6TB. I would like to
    > setup a storage array (SCSI) for a single Drive on the
    > PACS Server but I have been unable to find a maximum
    > Partition size for Windows Server 2003 or the Enterprise
    > version. If anyone has a conformation on this with a link
    > to back it up I would greatly appreciate it.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    >
    > ===========================================
    > Bill Farinella
    >
    > Email:
    > [email]billf@rbvh.net[/email]
    >
    > Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Cisco Certified Network Associate
    > Cisco Certified Design Associate
    > A+ Certified Technician
    >
    > ===========================================
    >

    Cleve S. Guest

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    Default Re: Maximum Partition Size

    Bill

    Currently, the limit is 2TB for a basic disk, and 64TB for dynamic disks,
    using up to 32 spanned or striped volumes. This hasn't changed since
    Win2000, so this MS Knowledge Base article still applies:

    [url]http://support.microsoft.com/?id=325722[/url]

    More reading here:

    [url]http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/deployguide/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/deployguide/en-us/sdcbc_sto_cokp.asp[/url]

    Best regards

    Bjorn
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    Bjorn Landemoo - [email]mvp2@landemoo.com[/email] - [url]http://landemoo.com/[/url]
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Server Networking

    "Bill Farinella" <billf@rbvh.net> wrote:
    >Does any one know what the maximum partition size is for
    >Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise)
    >
    >Back round:
    >I am setting up a server to be used in digital x-ray and
    >ultrasound imaging. The storage requirements for accessing
    >data for the next 6 years are at 6TB. I would like to
    >setup a storage array (SCSI) for a single Drive on the
    >PACS Server but I have been unable to find a maximum
    >Partition size for Windows Server 2003 or the Enterprise
    >version. If anyone has a conformation on this with a link
    >to back it up I would greatly appreciate it.
    >
    >Thank you,
    >
    >
    >===========================================
    >Bill Farinella
    >
    >Email:
    >billf@rbvh.net
    >
    >Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    >Microsoft Certified Professional
    >Cisco Certified Network Associate
    >Cisco Certified Design Associate
    >A+ Certified Technician
    >
    >===========================================
    Bjorn Landemoo Guest

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