Why the free server partition manager is needed?
RAID 5, as one of the most famous RAID levels, stripes both data and
parity information crossing three or more drives. Thus, more and more SBS
administrators join the RAID 5 camp. During this period of time, most of them
encounter the same problem of how to extend primary partition on RAID 5 due to its
running out of space, especially in dealing with Windows Server
For example: I possess a SBS 2003 standard server, which has three
SCSI disk on RAID 5. I’d like to install SP1 and SP2. However, the C drive is
running out of space while another partition has enough space. So I want to resize
the partition. Free some space from F partition, and add it to C drive.
In such a typical situation, resizing partition is the best solution indeed. But, as
is known to all, it’s really time-consuming to repartition RAID
5 array because of its being consisted of at least three disks. On
Windows Server 2003, the built-in Disk Management cannot work with Windows
7/Vista/2008. As for Diskpart.exe, it can only extend data partition. In order to
solve this problem, turning to the third party software is the only way. Such as,
Norton Partition Magic, Partition
Reliable partition software to help you extend RAID 5 Array
Partition Magic is, undoubtedly, one of the earliest famous partition software.
However, it cannot work on Windows Server due to some limitations. By contrast,
Partition Assistant Server Edition seems to be more excellent. It supports all
Windows operation systems. Extending primary partition on RAID 5 array is just one
of its functions. It can also resize partition, copy partition, clone disk, etc. In
order to show how to extend primary partition on RAID 5 array, let’s take Partition
Assistant Server Edition as an example. Step-by-step procedures are following
Step1: Launch Partition
Assistant Server Edition. Select D drive, and drag left slider bar
Step2: Select C drive after obtaining some unallocated space right
behind primary partition. Drag right slider bar rightwards to extend C drive.
At last, do not forget to Click “Apply” on the tool bar to save the
change of resizing partition on Raid 5.
Now, you can free download Partition Assistant demo version to extend primary
partition on RAID 5 with Windows Server 2003.
Tips: For enterprise users, chose Unlimited Edition is
a wise way. It allows you to save much money. That’s to say, you can install it on
multiple computers within your company. Thus, it helps maximize the working
efficiency with the lowest cost of your company.