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    Expand Boot Drive on Adaptec 3405

    Hello Continuum, thank you for your response: #1. Good info, now I know, thanks. #2. I read the documentation, but all the examples were for RAID-5. It didn't say much about "simple volumes" and I was afraid to look too far into the BIOS for fear that I would destroy something before I was ready. #3. No longer an issue, it is formatted NTFS. #4. This would actually be a "recovery DVD" created from the Win7 backup/restore application, but could also be the Win7 install DVD. I need to know which drive(s) would be visible so know where to create the drive image file. #5. This is the most critical issue for me, it would be my "safety net" if everything falls apart. Thanks again for your help. Jsrose
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    Expand Boot Drive on Adaptec 3405

    Anyone?? I'm sure some kind soul familiar with Adaptec controllers can give me a little help. I'd appreciate any hints or advice. Thanks Jsrose
  3. I have Adaptec 3405 RAID controller as part of Win7 Pro 64bit system on ASUS P6T-WS motherboard. I have (2) Seagate Cheetah 146GB SAS HD (C: & D:) attached to the Adaptec card (No Raid). I believe they are what Adaptec refers to as "simple volumes" See attached screenshot. I also have (4) SATA, (2) eSATA, & (1) 500GB USB drive available. My boot drive is running out of space. I would like to replace the boot drive with a larger Cheetah SAS drive and migrate the data (OS & Programs) to the new drive.. I know the basic procedure is to create image of drive C:, replace original drive with new one & initialize it as volume & restore image to new drive. Sounds straightforward, but there seems to be ample room for gotchas & hiccups, such as: 1. How do I distinguish drive 0 from drive 1 on the Adaptec card? 2. How do I initialize the new drive as "simple volume? 3. If I use the USB drive to create the image, any special formatting needed? 4. When I boot from the recovery CD, which drives will be available to me? 5. If everything goes south, can I simply reconnect the original boot drive & be back in business? I've never done this type of image & restore before. Can someone be kind enough to give me a step by step checklist and any tips? I really want to avoid reinstalling everything from scratch if humanly possible. Thank you very much for your help. Jsrose