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I created a striped logical volume in Windows 7 x86 that is across 3 x 2TB drives. It's almost completely full, and I smacked my forehead when I realized today that you apparently cannot add drives to a striped volume. I do not have the budget to buy more drives at the moment and I cannot lose this data.

Is there a way to convert the striped volume to spanned? Is there indeed a way to add drives to a striped volume that I'm not aware of? Is there some other solution that I'm missing that doesn't involve wiping the partitions or buying more drives?

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No you can't convert a Windows partition from striped to spanned without losing data. Back up your data. The next step is obvious. –  user3463 Aug 12 '11 at 3:24

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I vaguely remember having an issue like this. I believe with some certainty that I added spanned volume to an already existing (windows) striped volume.

edit: to clarify, I believe I created a new spanned volume using the striped volume and the new volume.

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In windows 7? No you can't –  Canadian Luke Aug 20 '11 at 16:17

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