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How to resize RAID partition?

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
Resize RAID partition with magic partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master to resize virtual partitions on RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, etc.

Do you come across the situation that the system partition C: drive runs out of place on the created RAID Array? Under this condition, the best solution is to resize your RAID partition rather than to recreate a RAID. RAID partition manager software, EaseUS Partition Master, to resize your RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5 partition especially the system partition without data loss.

Overview of the RAID

RAID - which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, or sometimes alternatively Redundant Array of Independent Disk - is a technology that employs the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve higher levels of performance, reliability, and larger data volume sizes. It is used for computer data storage schemes that can divide and replicate data among multiple hard disk drives. Two major goals of RAID are increasing data reliability and improving input/output performance.

There are various combinations of these approaches giving different trade-offs of protection against data loss, capacity, and speed, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 (1+0). Among them, RAID levels 0, 1, and 5 are the most commonly found and cover most requirements.

User story of resizing RAID partition With EaseUS Partition Master

User experience to resize RAID system partition: I have a four drive RAID 5 configuration under the SCSI utilities, with a C: partition for System and D: partition for data and there is still 19 GB unused space. The allocated partition was more than enough until I installed new programs. Then my system partition on my Server was fighting for precious space and placed in a dilemma of running slowly. So I wanted to resize my system partition on the RAID 5 with the unused space I searched on google and purchased a third-party partition software - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition. It is such a great product that successfully resized my C: partition of the RAID 5 without losing data. The product worked flawlessly on my Windows Server, it was a snap to install and use.

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A hardware implementation of RAID requires at least a special-purpose RAID controller. While you can choose to resize RAID partition with partition software which can ease the process. EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition works well with all the hardware RAID, and supports a fortune of RAID controller, including IDE Raid controllers, SCSI, SAS, S-ATA Raid controllers, serial ATA host controllers, and devices.

The user interface of EaseUS Partition Master is easy to understand and pretty straightforward. It is designed to focus on operation accuracy and safety which enables you to resize your RAID Array partitions without losing data by dragging and dropping the mouse in the disk map. All partition changes can be previewed before implementing on a hard drive, and all data is securely protected throughout the operation. For example, before deleting data on a disk, the program will clarify whether the user wants to delete the partition or erase every byte of data.

To resize the RAID partition for your Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008, please follow this step by step instruction:

 

Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master

Run Server partition manager

Step 2: Resize Server Partition

1. To shrink a Server partition:

  • Right-click a partition which you want to shrink and select "Resize/Move".
Resize partition size to free up space
  • Drag the partition handle leftward to shink partition and click "OK" to continue.
Extend Server Partition

2. To extend a Server partition

Repeat 1 to free up unllocated space on the Windows Server disk, and continue with tips below to extend a Server partition.

  • Right-click partition next to the unallocated space, select "Resize/Move".
  • Drag the partition rightward or leftward to move unallocated space next to the target partition.
  • Click "OK".
  • Right-click on the target Server partition, select "Resize/Move" and drag the partition into the unallocated space.
  • Click "OK" to continue.
Extend Server Partition

Step 3: Apply and keep all changes

Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all changes.

Maximize your computer performance with this RAID partition manager product, your computer life will be so much easier.