A 3 x 600 GB disk Raid5 array shows up as 1.08 TB capacity. That sounds about right. What does not sound right is that it shows as C:
That probably means you have no separate boot disk and then you have effectively a single disk system, which is less than minimum requirements. Normally you would have your boot disk show up as C and this array as D, because the minimum requirements for CS4 stated a DEDICATED drive for editing.
With only 3 HDD's, it makes more sense to remove the raid altogether and just use 3 separate non-raided drives.
Thx Harm 4 ur advice.
Do u know how to do that.??
If I do that, then I do not have any redundency for the HDDs..isn't it?? I am not very much sure about the RAID 5 now..
FYI, there is a spare SAS connector coming out of the SAS controller..If I connect another 600GB SAS drive can I use it as a Drive D:\ or I am just wasting my HDDs for nothing??
Your help is much appreciated. Thx.
You even have three more connectors free on your Perc controller, so you could add three more disks, without using any motherboard connectors.
I think you have two alternative approaches:
1. Add a smallish disk as a boot disk, i.e. a 150 GB Velociraptor and install OS and programs there and let your raid5 exist as it is, or
2. Add another 600 GB to your raid5 to make it a four disk array.
Of course you could also do both. Breaking the raid out to individual disks means that all data on the current raid will be lost, unless you have a backup available, but it will still mean a fresh install of OS & programs, so remember to deactivate Adobe before you do anything to your disk setup like in alternative 1 or breaking out the array.