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chewbroccoli October 6, 2012 10:38 AM

expanding raid array on ICH10R

I was wondering if anyone knew if I could expand my raid 5 array on my ICH10R board. right now it has 3 500GB drives, I have a 4th connected but it's not in the raid. Ideally I'd like to just tell it to include the 4th drive too so I have more storage space on the array. I know I could just back it all up then create a new array but I'd rather not have to do that. anyone know if this is possible with the ICH10R?


NyteOwl October 6, 2012 12:26 PM

Assuming you want to expand either a RAID 0 or ADI 5 array then yes, you can add a drive. Make sure you have a backup and fairly recent BIOS and drivers or you may hit a 2TB volume limit.

Interseting discussion of the subject on Intels' forum Does the ICH10R support RAID capacity expansion?

chewbroccoli October 6, 2012 12:39 PM

it's a raid 5 array. total volume size will be 1.5TB. thanks for the link!

chewbroccoli October 25, 2012 07:03 AM

so the migration worked fine in the intel matrix storage manager. says I now have 4 drives in the array with a total capacity of 1397.2GB but in windows it still says my D drive has a capacity of 931GB. arg.

supaflyx3 October 25, 2012 07:14 AM

Right click on Computer in the start menu>manage>Disk Management and right click on the array and hit extend volume.

chewbroccoli October 25, 2012 04:22 PM

ahhh sweet. that worked perfect. thank you very much!

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