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    How do I get a larger hdd into a raid 1 computer? On a computer with a 320gb hdd I want to make it to a 2tb hdd. It is in Raid 1 so do I just add a hdd and let it rebuild and then when that is done add the other 2tb hdd and let it rebuild thus now having a 2tb machine? I have never done this so can anyone help me out? Thanks.

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    We will need a lot more information before offering any advice.
    What sort of PC?
    Do you currently have a RAID controller?
    Are you using software RAID?
    Are you attempting to expand your 320GB disk to 2TB?
    Anything else you can add.

    cheers, Paul

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    The motherboard you have has 6 SATA connectors so you only need to connect 2 additional hard disks and configure them as RAID 1. Now move all your data to the new disks.
    If you want to expand the existing disks so you appear to have one 1.3TB disk, you will need to use Windows Disk Manager to convert your disks to dynamic and then add the 1TB as an extent. WARNING: this is not recommended as it is very difficult to restore this configuration after a serious crash without losing data.

    cheers, Paul

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