RAID Hard Drive Partition Overview and Management: Resize an

RAID, stands for redundant array of independent disks, which means a series of hard drives acting like an advanced hard drive. There are a few of different kinds of RAID hard drives and all of them have different functions and do different things, like a RAID hard drive gives you fast performance and another one makes your storage safer than a single hard drive. Till now, there are more than 7 kinds of RAID hard drives, including:

  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 2
  • RAID 3
  • RAID 4
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Besides all the standard RAID hard drives above, you have also got the multiples: RAID 1+0 and 0+1. All of these are used mainly for three purposes—capacity, security and performance. Capacity is a simple one that is typically used in most every type of RAID hard drive setup. Raid can be used for data security by using some of the space on the drives to clone the data that is written to both drives, if one drive fails, the other one still keep the data. Performance is another reason for using a RAID hard drive setup on a pc. The controller can split a data chunk into two parts and then put each of those parts on a separate drive and you need to partition RAID hard drive regularly to optimize the usage of your server computers in the process of using RAID. Some people may asked, how to do that.

If the partition on the hardware RAID is in lowe disk space, you may want to rebuild the RAID hard drive with a larger one. In that case, you need to backup the data, delete all RAID partitions, recreate the RAID hard drive and restore the data again. To tell the truth, it is a time-consuming task and you may get you data lose in the process. Is there a way or partition freeware to partition RAID with ease and without data loss? Never mind, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition provides you a safe and easy way to do that.

The next are the interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition and the steps for how to resize raid hard drive partition:

The interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant

Resize partition
  • 1. Launch AOMEI Partition Server Edition
  • 2. Choose the partition that you want to extend and select "Resize Partition", drag the partition handle to the size you want
  • 3. Select "OK" in the pop-up window after you set the size
  • 4. Click "Apply" in the upper left corner (You may do any change before clicking the button)
This software works well on Windows platform, its users-friendly interface is easy to understand, pretty straight forward and easy to handle just with a few clicks of the mouse. Resize raid partition is a time-consuming work but you can choose to resize raid hard drive partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant to optimize the usage of your computer. Get this raid hard drive partition manager product now, to maximize your computer performance and to make your computer life much easier. AOMEI Partition Assistant has more powerful functions other than resize raid hard drive partition:

  • Extend NTFS partition without reboot to minimize downtimes
  • Merge partitions or merge free space into another one to extend small partitions
  • Move partitions with data security
You may download the software and try it by yourself.