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By aabanajr_acs ·
I have a windows 2000 server on a 40 GB IDE hard disk with an ASUS P4B533 motherboard. all applications has been installed and configured including ms exchange, argosoft mail server and web server. I need to increase the disk capacity by implementing 3ware serial ATA RAID 5 on a 3x 120 GB Hard disk on the same machine. What's the best way to accomplish this upgrade? Would Norton's ghost imaging? or PQMagic help on this process just like what I would do on the desktop? Is there any complications?

Your advise is very much appreciated.

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to upgrade disk capacity

If I understand you right you want to just add a serial ata drive.
1) install the serial ata card if motherboard hasn't got support. Otherwise skip step
2) install serial ata drive and boot machine
3) win server 2000 should see the new device and prompt for it's installation disks so it can install the needed drivers.
4) Use fdisk or win explorer to access fresh drive and partition it as desired
5) Format partitions of new drive ready to use

If you were talking win95/98 I could see problems with drive letters changing about on you but as i understand it win2k and winNT and winServer200x do not have this problem

regards
rick

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