Chapter 19: Managing Disks and Drives
3. On the Select Disks page, shown in Figure 19-12, the disk you right-clicked is
listed in the Selected list with all of its remaining unallocated space selected for
use in extending the volume.
4. In the Available list, you’ll see available space on other dynamic disks. If you add
one or more of these additional disks to the Selected list, you’ll be able to use the
free space on these disks as well. However, doing so will create a spanned vol-
ume with no fault tolerance.
5. Click Next and then click Finish. Disk Management will extend the volume.
Formatting a volume creates a filesystem that you can use to store your data. If you
format an existing volume that you’ve already used, you will permanently delete any
existing data. You can format a volume by following these steps:
1. In Disk Management’s Graphical view, right-click the volume that you want to
format and then select Format. This displays the Format dialog box shown in
2. In the “Volume label” text box, type a text label for the volume.
Figure 19-12. Extending the volume