I have purchased two days ago a brand new WD Caviar Green HD 3TB in order to include it in my NAS (in addtion to 2 other 3TB HD (brand Hitachi)).
I would like to transform my RAID 1 arrays in RAID 5 arrays. In order to do so in need to create partitions on my WD HD.
I need to create the following partitions :
partition 1 - NTFS 750Go
partition 2 - NTFS 1TB
partition 3 - NTFS 1 TB
partition 4 - NTFS 126Go
partition 5 - NTFS 124Go
The issue is that each time I create a partition with the Ubuntun Disk Utilities application or with parted, these partitions are not aligned and the system ask me to repartition them.
I need to create this partition with this specific size in order to build my RAID 5 arrays.
I would be grateful if someone could help me to achieve that as I’m struggling to have a proper aligned partition ( I have read the knowledge base and it seems that it is related to the advance format, and the fact that the HD is using on a basis of 4K and emulate to the OS a basis 512o)
To be honest I’v seen that they are some tools for Win and Mac, but for Linux I must confess that I have not understood how I can deal with the issue.
Therefore support from the community will be much appreciated.
Thanking you in advance,