Dell server - hard drive partition recommendation
Posted on 2011-09-20
I just ordered a Dell server for a client and it was configured with
2 300GB drives in RAID 1
4 600GB drives in RAID 5
However Dell have partitioned the RAID 1 drive as two partitions, a C drive as 40GB and the other 260GB as D drive (So the raid 5 is all on the E drive)
Already there is only 8GB free on the C drive. From experience I've had the occasional issue which has eaten up space on the C Drive and I would rather have more.
So I'm thinking I will just delete the D drive partition. Expand the C partition to take up the remaining space. And then re-label the E drive to the D drive.
But before I do this I just wanted opinions. Is there a good valid reason to keep the drive congigured as Dell did, or perhaps just configure to the C drive to have additional say, 100GB, but still keep a separate partition on the RAID1 drive?
Thanks in advance.