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Adding additional disks and expanding

Vito Morolla
Occasional Contributor

Adding additional disks and expanding

I have a 14 bay disk shelf currently. 5 slots are populated and I want to add 9 more drives. The controller is a 5300 Smart Controller and my OS is W2k server. I have inserted the drives into the slots and I see them as unassigned when using ACU utility.

What is the best way to expand these drives? Do I do one at a time or all nine drives at once. Everything I have read tells me that the expansion can take a long time.

My ultimate goal here is to increase the disk space of my logical drive.

Suggestions? Thanks
1 REPLY
christos_12
Advisor

Re: Adding additional disks and expanding

Hello Vito
i'd say that patience is the only weapon in this case.
I suggest to expand your array one disk at a time ,and finally extend your logical drive.
Next use the diskpart utility from winxp sp2 and assign the new capacity to your windows drive.

BUT FIRST DO A BACKUP OF YOUR DATA