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S5520SC motherboard and hard disk 3TB


Hi, I have a mobo S5520SC and four SATA hard disk hitachi 3tb HUA723030ALA640


I updated the BIOS and firmware versions to the following:


BIOS: S5500.86B.01.00.0060.09092011 1354 Build Date: 9 September 09,2011


BMC: 58




ME: SPS_01.

In the BIOS I enabled the RAID controller.


The raid controller detects four hard drives correctly and I have created two virtual disks in raid 1.


Start the installation from a CD Rom for Windows 2008 R2 64bit, using the driver software RAID SATA and SAS for Windows Intel ESRT-2 v.14.05.0727.2011 and virtual disks are detected correctly, but on all drives is reporting the error that I can not install the system even creating a new partition.

By canceling the installation and clicking again on the INSTALL button all the virtual disks are displayed correctly and the error is no longer reported.

I create a 800GB partition and start the installation.


After you install Windows startup disk management.


The virtual disks are not detected correctly, an additional disk is detected around 750GB.

What should I do to solve the problem?

p.s.: sorry for my english

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Currently ESRT2 doesn't support booting from a VD larger than 2TB. Workaround is to create a small VD for OS installation, and then create a second VD for data storage using the remaining capacity. VD larger than 2TB needs to be GPT disk instead of MBR disk.