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Move a Recovery Volume to Larger Hard Drive???


I have a Dell Latitude E6530 running Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST).

I have a 750GB Master Drive and a 2TB Recovery Drive. 1.25TB on the Recovery Drive is not available/usable. I chose Recovery (instead of RAID 1), but not for any particular reason other than ignorance.

I am considering purchasing a 2nd 2TB Drive to replace the Master Drive.

I just read the following article:

Move a RAID 1 Volume to Larger Hard Drive

Last Reviewed: 29-Jun-2016

Article ID: 000005837

Based on the information in this article, can this procedure also be done with a Recovery Volume?

Is there a size limitation with a Recovery Volume (I have seen others mention 1.3TB limit)?

If there is a size limitation, can I convert this to a RAID 1 Volume?

If I convert to a RAID 1 Volume, what are the pros/cons of RAID 1 vs. Recovery Volume?



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1. I have done this procedure with a raid 1 volume, I have never tested a recovery drive

2. There is a volume size limitation of 2Tb

3. This type of RAID migration or conversion to RAID 1 does not seem to be supported, see the link below

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005997.html Supported RAID Migrations for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

4. Check the Intel® Rapid Storage user guide for information about Pros and Cons of the RAID 1 vs Recovery Volume

http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/irst_user_guide.pdf http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/irst_user_guide.pdf


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