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RAID 5 Expansion

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jpd1234, Feb 11, 2006.

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  1. jpd1234

    jpd1234 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a Compaq Proliant 1600 running Windows NT 4.0 server and 2 logical drives on a raid 5 array.

    I have just added a new 9.1GB disk (same as the other 5) and run the Compaq array config utility. This has happily added the new disk to the array and restripped the data. However, NT isn't showing any more free disk space.

    I had this happen when I added the 5th disk and I know I had to do something else to get NT to see the extra space, but I don't remember what.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Many thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    My only experience with a Compaq RAID-5 array was that 5 drives was the maximum it would manage, the 6th was simply a spare that hung around until one of the other drives failed. I may be off-base here, since it's been awhile since I worked with the Compaq server, just an observation.
     
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