Utilizing unpatitioned space from Raid5 group
Posted on 2011-10-17
I have server running W2K8 32bit configured with 4 x 2TB drives configured in Raid 5. I also have a 5th Hdd but this one is standalone and not part of the raid. Within the raid configuration, I have partitioned off 100GB for OS and, when looking in disk manager, I see the 100GB partition, and another two unallocated partitions, one being around 1.9TB and the other about 3.5TB. Not sure why these are two seperate partitions as I wold have idealy want one large space. But when going to create the new partition in disk manager, the 1.9TB is no problem but the 3.5TB is all grayed out with the exception of properties and Help. Ideally I would want one great big partion with all the unallocated space but if thats not achievable, then how do I get the 3.5TB partition allocated.