Increasing the Capacity of a Logical Drive

You can add more disk drive space, or expand, a logical drive, to increase its capacity .
Note: Some operating systems have size limitations for logical drives. Refer to your operating system documentation to see if size limits apply.

The expanded logical drive must have a capacity that is greater than or equal to the original logical drive.

To increase the capacity of a logical drive:

  1. In the Enterprise View, select a controller, then select the logical drive you want to expand.
  2. On the ribbon, in the Logical Device group, click Expand/Migrate.

    A wizard opens to help you modify the logical drive.

  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the disk drive(s), drive segments, or SSDs you want to add to the logical drive.

    If you want to remove a specific disk drive or segment and replace it with another one (for instance, to replace a smaller disk drive with a larger one), deselect the disk drive you want to remove, then select another disk drive of greater or equal capacity to replace it.

    Note: We recommend that you do not combine SAS and SATA disk drives within the same logical drive. maxView Storage Manager displays a warning message if you try to create a logical drive using a combination of SAS and SATA disk drives.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Enter the size of the logical drive in the space provided (in gigabytes). It must be greater than or equal to the current size.
  7. Select a new stripe size from the drop-down list, if required.
    Note: The default stripe size usually provides the best performance.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Review the logical drive settings. To make changes, click Back.
  10. Click Finish. The logical drive is expanded and its capacity increased to the new size.

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