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Adding new disk to RAID-5 array

I had a RAID-5 array on my PowerEdge 4600 with 3 disks and determined that I needed to add more space.  I purchased an additional drive, initialized it and added it to the virtual disk, but I am not seeing additional storage space under Windows Explorer.  Must I reformat the virtual disk to see the new size?
 
Thanks.
 


Message Edited by mcvosi on 04-25-2007 08:43 AM
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Re: Adding new disk to RAID-5 array

The new space will show up as unused space in Disk Manager.  You will have to either extend an existing partition into the new space or create a new partition in the new space.
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Re: Adding new disk to RAID-5 array

Hi Mark,
 
Thanks for the reply.
 
Extend it using something like Partition Magic?
 
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Re: Adding new disk to RAID-5 array

That depends on your OS.  PM should work.  W2K3 has diskpart built into the OS.
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Re: Adding new disk to RAID-5 array

It's a Windows 2000 Server so I guess I'll be using 3rd party software.
 
Thanks, Mark.
 
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