Unless otherwise indicated, the procedures that follow use the Disk Management tool described earlier.
The procedure for adding new disks to a system depends on whether the system supports hot swapping.
Install the new disks → right-click on disk → Rescan Disks
If the change is not detected, reboot the system.
Install the new disks and reboot the system.
To remove disks from a system, follow the same procedures for adding a disk listed earlier.
If the status of a new disk appears as Foreign, you must import the disk. Foreign disks are disks that were previously used in other WS2003 systems and may contain partitions or volumes with data on them. Right-click on a disk whose status is Foreign, select Import Foreign Disk, and follow the wizard. After this is complete, right-click on the disk → Rescan Disks, and you should be able to access the existing volumes on the new disk. If you want to add disks containing a RAID-5 volume or mirrored volume, you must add all the disks in the complete volume or you will be unable to access any of the data stored on the disks.
Assign a new drive letter to a partition or volume this way:
Right-click on a partition or volume → Change Drive Letter and Path → Change
If you are using a removable storage device, you should assign this device a drive letter that is beyond those used by permanent partitions, volumes, and drives on your system.