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Extend Disk Array Raid5

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Extend Disk Array Raid5

6*disk Array 5, ---> disk logical one
Under Windows 2000 SP3
Two partition c:\ ---> 6GO
D:\ ----> 78 GO

How to Extend my partition d:\ with using 2 news disks 18,2 GO and my configuration Array.

if i use ACU , i will see two news disk and i suppose to extend the multidisk array.
But under Windows 2000, how do i to extend ?

Prashant (I am Back)
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Re: Extend Disk Array Raid5


Which Smart Array Controller you are using since it depends upon the smart array controlller. That is called extension of the drive. And you want to extend the last drive that is d:\ drive with new hdd.

Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
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Re: Extend Disk Array Raid5

I use a smart array Controller 3200.
under Windows 2000, disk is basic configuration
ernst limbrunner
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Re: Extend Disk Array Raid5

hi julien

if the smart 3200 has current firmware it will do the job.

first extend the logical drive using acu.

this will give you free space on drive 1 in windows disk manager.

you can create a new partition if you want.

if you want to make your D: drive larger, you must download DISKPART.EXE from microsoft or use tools like partition magic.

the ms-tool is free and works fine - but is has a command line interface and you must read the instructions (documentation) first.

i have done this in my proliant trainings dozends of times and it always worked a 100%.

best regards