Move a RAID 1 Volume to Larger Hard Drive
Use the following steps to move a RAID 1 volume to larger drives. The procedure will not require reinstallation of the operating system and will not compromise the current information on the RAID 1 volume.
- Turn off the system and remove one of the drives.
- Replace it with a drive larger in capacity.
- Turn on the system and boot into Windows*.
- Open the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology user interface (Start > All Programs > Intel > Intel® Rapid Storage Technology).
- Click Rebuild to another disk.
- Select the newly added drive and click Rebuild.
- Allow the rebuild to complete.
- Restart the system and enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology option ROM by pressing CTRL+I when prompted.
- Click Reset Disks to Non-RAID.
Note You may see a dialog box warning you of data loss. This warning does not apply to RAID 1; you will still be able to access your data.
- Click Yes to confirm.
- Click Exit and shut off the system.
- Remove the original (smaller) drive from the system. This will leave only the new (higher capacity) drive, acting as a single drive (it is no longer part of a RAID volume).
- Turn on the system and boot into Windows. You may need to change the drive priority in the BIOS.
- From within Windows, use the Windows computer management tools or a third-party partitioning software to resize the drive partition so that it uses the entire capacity of the drive.
- Turn off the system and attach the second large drive.
- Turn on the system and boot into Windows.
- Open the Intel Rapid Storage Technology user interface and click the Create icon.
- Follow the prompts to create a new RAID 1 volume. Your data will then be migrated from the single large drive to the new RAID 1 volume.