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Converting basic disks into dynamic ones on W2K3 to expand them?

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I've got a Windows 2003 server with two internal disk (hardware RAID 1) and one array with two sets of external disks (each time hardware RAID 5).

The disk created inside of W2003 from the first set of external disks is getting full. It is also a basic disk.

The disk created inside of W2003 from the second set of external disks has still a lot of unallocated space on it. It is also (for some reason) a dynamic disk.

Is it now possible at all to add some of the unallocated space from the second set (dynamic disk) to the first set (basic disk)? Would I need to convert the basic disk into a dynamic one for this to work or can't I add space across sets (or RAID sets actually)?

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