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Change array size Intel Matrix Storage Manager

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a b G Storage
December 10, 2010 10:15:16 PM

I replaced a failed HD with two larger ones .. now I have two mirrored how hard drives functioning correctly ... how do I increase the array size to utilize the increased capacity? Thx Much ... DMiller
a b G Storage
December 11, 2010 12:31:33 AM

I think I would use Partition Wizard to re-size the partitions on the RAID 1 volume. It is free for home use.
a b G Storage
December 11, 2010 10:39:58 AM

The OS is Windows Server/2003 .. I'm not comfortable with using Partition Management software to accomplish this. Isn't there a way to rebuild the array to a new volume (properly sized). I suppose Disk Manager won't help with this task; all I'd really need to do is extend the size of the data partition to use the entire hard drive ...
a b G Storage
December 11, 2010 9:02:26 PM

You may be able to accomplish it using the HDD manufacturer's utility software. Western Digital has/had a DOS-based utility called DataLifeguard that would allow the resizing partitions on its HDDs, but I don't know if it would work on a RAID volume. I've successfully used Partition Wizard in XPx32, XPx64, and W7x64 ultimate.