Cannot format it other than single disks

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Cannot format it other than single disks

Postby JanLam » April 13th, 2018, 5:29 pm

My server information:
Server is HP ProLiant ML30 Gen9
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
USB 3.1 Type-C card

I added a Mediasonic Probox HF7-SU31C
In it I added 4 of WD 10TB Red NAS disks

When I try to format the disks from Windows Disk Management, I can only format the 4 as singles.
I've tried all other formats:
New Spanned Volume
New Striped Volume
New Mirrored Volume
New RAID-5 Volume

They all give the same error:
Virtual Disk Manager
The operation is not supported by the object

What must I do to be able to use the disks as spanned or striped?
Thank you in advance for your support.
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Re: Cannot format it other than single disks

Postby Admin_Mediasonic » April 19th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Windows DisK Management won't let you create software Raid using USB
You can only do it by using eSata. However this model does not have eSata
HF7-SU3S3 USB 3.0 enclosure has eSata
and for eSata, you need an eSata port that supports port multiplier
you will need to use Windows Storage Spaces to combine the drives (on USB)
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