This section will help you delete the Data [D] volume and create multiple volumes that do not surpass 2TB. Please note that all data stored on Data [D] will also be deleted. You must backup all data stored on Data [D] before deleting it.
Use Disk Management to delete a volume:
Adjusting the size and order of the partitions will add more volumes to Disk Management. Consequently, the disks will no longer appear in the same order as the default RAID configuration. For organizational purposes, it may be easier to change the name and letter of Data 2 [E] so that the Data drives read clearly from left to right in Disk Management. This step is optional and may be skipped.
To change the name and volume letter:
In this example, there are five disks and we do not want any of the volumes to exceed 2TB (2TB = 2000000MB). RAID 5 remains an optimal solution to protect data while maintaining a high percentage of the available storage. Before configuring the RAID 5 volumes, we must know the amount of storage to assign each disk in the array. To determine the capacity in MB, use the following formula:
2000000MB/N-1 (N equals the number of disks.)
Inserting the numbers for the 5big Office/Office+: 2000000/(5-1) = 2000000/4 = 500000
Follow the directions below to create the volumes.
You may create the next RAID 5 volume while Data 2 is resynching: