You can not increase the partition without first increasing the array size you can not increase the array size because your ICH9R does not support Capacity expansion.
I have been running for years with two 500 GB in RAID 1. They fail often (I think I changed 6 disks!) so I wanted to try another brand.
Yes they do! And thats no small part down to you using Matrix Storage Manager version 8.9!
RST is the replacement.
Thanks for talking the time to answer.
Well. I do follow this guide (page 4): http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/reference_content_intelmatrixstorageconsole.pdf
I was just trying to save writing. I actually installed RST to see if that helped. It did not. It lookes good, but there is not the option to make a new volume. No message, no error, no nothing. The point described in the Help is not there so I could not do anything with it. I could change the second harddisk between Spare and Available (I think). That is the only function that works.
In the help some parameters need to be true to be able to make a new volume. I cannot see which one my system do not support.
ANy other good ideas?
Kind regards, Claus
You didn’t do the Reset Disks to Non-RAID thing thats the only thing I can think you didn’t but if you had Capacity expansion you wouldn’t have to do that.
You should have enough ports to remove one 500GB and keep 500GB with your data on plugged in and just connect your two new 1TB drives up and RAID 1 them format it and copy your data over from your 500GB RAID 1 (even from one drive) to your new 1TB RAID 1 array.