To Extend RAID 0 Partition in Windows, Use This Partitioning Tool
Question: I have 3 disks in total namely disk 0, disk 1, and disk 2. For faster data storage, I converted disk 1 and 2 to dynamic and then created a raid 0 partition (100GB), but now it is nearly out of space. Please show me an easy and safe way to extend RAID 0 partition in Windows. I have tried to do it in Windows 7 disk management but there is no such function. What should I do?
Answer: we have to say RAID 0 partition mentioned here refers to striped volume rather than the real RAID 0 partition. RAID 0 is a kind of disk arrays while striped volume is one of dynamic volume types, but they are similar in data storage. Once RAID 0 partition is created, users will be unable to extend it unless they resort to a third party partitioning tool. Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard is highly recommended. Next, let’s see specific operations.
Extend RAID 0 Partition in Windows 7 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Firstly, launch the partitioning tool to get the main interface:
From the main interface we can see there the RAID 0 partition namely volume H. Select it and choose "Move/Resize Volume" from the left to get the following interface:
Here, drag the right edge of the handle to lengthen it, which can extend RAID 0 partition of Windows. Then, click "OK" to go back to the main interface:
Now we can see volume H has been enlarged to 508 GB from original 387GB. At this time, please click "Apply" button to apply all changes. If the partitioning tool MiniTool Partition Wizard asks to restart the computer, just do as told and the tool will extend partition in boot mode.
Nevertheless, the demo just shows how to extend RAID 0 partition in Windows when there is adjacent unallocated space available. If there is no such space, users need to create one in advance. Just shrink a neighboring partition via "Move/Resize Volume" to get needed space. See dynamic partition to get more information.
Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition does not support dynamic disk. For dynamic disk support, professional eiditon is needed at least.