How to Extend C Drive on RAID 5 Windows Server When Has No Space


This page will introduce a partition tool, with which you can extend RAID 5 C drive when it is running out of disk space on Windows Server.

Andrew Wright

Oct 20, 2014

by Andrew Wright

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to extend Windows Server C drive on RAID 5 disk when has no available space.

Partition Software for Windows Server RAID 5 Disk Resizing

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Some people like to build RAID 5 array to install operating system and store data. Probably, the RAID 5 array is not large enough and it will run out of disk space some day. In this situation, you may want to rebuild RAID 5 array for more disk space. As a matter of fact, things are much easer if you can rely on third-party partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. This partition software can help you resize RAID 5 disk without rebuilding the array.

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Steps to Extend C Drive on RAID 5 Windows Server

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Right click a partition on RAID 5 and choose "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition so as to squeeze some free space, which will show as unallocated space.

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

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Step 3:
You need to move the unallocated space close to C drive. Then, you can right click C drive and choose "Resize/Move" option.

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:
Move the arrows to extend the selected partition and click "Apply" button.


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RAID 5 Is Running on Low Disk Space on C Drive Windows Server

RAID 5 disk works similarly as a basic disk for data storage, but it has a better performance, higher capacity and storage efficiency. Therefore, RAID 5 disk will also run out of disk space like a basic disk when more and more data is stored. Below are some cases about RAID 5 C drive low disk space problem,

"I created a RAID 5 disk on Windows Server 2003. Recently, the C drive on RAID 5 is running out of disk space. How can I resize the RAID 5 disk so as to reallocate more disk space to C drive? I don't want to rebuild RAID 5 and all data on the array are important to me." "Windows system pops up low disk space warning message on RAID 5 C drive because there is no free space after installing Windows Server 2008 system. Is it possible to extend the C drive space on Windows Server 2008 RAID 5 without losing any data?"

Reallocating Free Space to RAID 5 C Drive on Windows Server

If there is more than one partition on RAID 5 disk, you can move free space to C drive from other partitions on RAID 5. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server enables you to shrink RAID 5 partition so as to create some free space, and then you can add the free space to extend C drive. By relying on this software, you don't need to backup data because it provides safe method to resize RAID 5 disk with all data untouched. On the one hand, this partition software allows you to extend C drive easily when it is running out of disk space on RAID 5. On the other hand, this partition also allows you to move free space from C drive to extend other data partition is there is no free space.

Extend RAID 5 C Drive by Adding New Disk

If there is no other partition on RAID 5, you can add new disk to resize C drive without formatting disk. Usually, you need to reinstall system and rebuild RAID 5 array in order to reallocate disk space. However, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server enables you to resize C drive without reinstalling system or rebuild the array. You can add new disk, which will show as unallocated volume behind RAID 5, so you can move the unallocated space to RAID 5 array and get the C drive extended. Before adding the new hard disk, you should make sure if it can be compatible with the RAID 5 array.

Windows Server Resize C Drive RAID 5

No matter you move free space from other partitions or add a new disk, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server supports all Windows Server OS to resize C drive on RAID 5. For example, the partition software can work in following situations,

* Extend C drive on Windows Server 2003

* Fix low disk space on system partition on Windows Server 2003 2008 2012

* Resize all brands of hard disk on Windows Server, Windows SBS and Windows Server R2.


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