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How to extend RAID to enlarge its storage capability?

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2016-10-18 16:15:59 Posted by Judie to Resource

How to extend Raid on n Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Non-Server 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 in a reliable and easy way? This article introduces the best solution to extend RAID, such as RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, etc, without data lose..

Hardware RAID Low Disk Problem

Have you experienced the partition on the hardware RAID is running out of space? You may want to rebuild the hardware RAID with a larger hard disk to extend the hardware RAID. Then, you need to backup the data to another place, rebuild the hardware RAID and restore the data again. What a time-consuming task! And you might lose your valued data in this process.

Is it possible to extend RAID in a safe and easy way? The answer is yes and this article will introduce a great solution to partition RAID without data loss.

Which is the best way to extend the hardware RAID?

Whether it is possible to extend RAID arrays? Whether the RAID controller supports doing so or not? A hardware implementation of RAID requires at least a special-purpose RAID controller. You may use RAID controller to reconfigure the array. Only with that RAID controller, can you partition RAID. Why not use the software to ease the process?

A reliable third-party RAID partitioning tool which is compatible with all levels of hardware RAID, EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition can help you extend/partition/resize RAID or boot RAID on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Non-Server Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 32 and 64 bit systems.

How to extend the hardware RAID

Firstly, insert a new hard disk to the existing hardware RAID and organize this RAID using RAID controller. Then there is some unallocated space on this RAID.

The following step is to launch RAID partition software - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition and use its built-in resize and move function to extend this RAID with the unallocated space.

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition.

2. Select the partition you want to extend, right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend partition.

Extend system partition

3. Click Apply.