I am going to preface this my saying i really have no clue what i am doing, so any advise will help.
I am currently trying to build a server - RAID10 with ~11GB of memory (24HD, 1TB each, hitachi i believe, can double check if necessary). The RAID builds just fine.
We currently have an Adaptec 5805 RAID controller - but it doesn't look like it is UEFI compatible. The BIOS haven't been updated since 2008, so i was thinking about updating to a newer BIOS version but i am not sure that will fix it. According to the Adaptec website the 5 series controllers are not UEFI compatible.
I was hoping to make a partition to hold the OS and then have the main data partition. My only question is it even possible to have a GPT partition without the controller being UEFI compatible? If so, how would i go about doing it?
Thus far i have installed the operating system (Windows server 2012), and it automatically partitions into a 2TB primary, and a 350MB backup partition and then the rest of the 10 TB are unallocated and it wont let me do anything with it (obviously) but the disk manager does see the partition.
Thanks in advance.