How to extend RAID 5 partition in Windows Server 2003/2008/2000?

Do you encounter the problem that system C: drive running out of space on your RAID 5 array? Do you want to extend RAID 5 partition to solve this low disk space problem without deleting, formatting partition or rebuilding the Server? Do you know the reliable way to extend RAID 5 partition without destroying any data? Don’t worry, in this article I’ll tell you how to extend RAID 5 partition in Windows 2008/2003/2000 Server within minutes and no data loss. Brief Introduction of RAID 5 As one of the most popular RAID levels, RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more drives. It is similar to RAID 4 except that it exchanges the dedicated parity drive for a distributed parity algorithm, writing data and parity blocks across all the drives in the array. This removes the “bottleneck” that the dedicated parity drive represents, improving writing performance … Continue reading