Logical Drives Configuration


  • We have an HP DL380G7 Server with Smart Array P410i controller with a Logical Drive of 2.2 TB (Raid 5) running under Windows 2008 R2.

    We want to extend the logical drive to the maximum capacity after adding 3 more 600GB disks (original configuration was 5 disks of 600GB). Our Windows Configuration (C: 156GB and E: 1892 GB) all NTFS and need more space to grow for VM's.

    Can I extend the partition over the 2GB limit? The HP Array Configuration Utility give me the option to extend, but not sure for the previous comments I read. Now I am confused, I should say yes.

    Is that an option or I will need to shrink the Disk 0 to handle only Windows 2008 R2 to 300GB as a Logical Drive 1, and create a logical drive 2 and then assign the rest of HDD's space one to handle the data for the MBT limitations?

    Get confused reading all that stuff.

    Thanks for your replies and thanks.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:10 PM


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