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Something that I have been wondering on is I'm about to make a small supermicro server with the WD red drives and I was going to put in 3 3tb. The question is if I could add more drives with out effecting the data on the drives but increase the over all storage. I was looking at a raid5 or raid6 setup.
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Unfortunately, the RAID would have to be rebuilt everytime you add a disk.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/27272 ... raid-array
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It depends on what your raid controller is. A few of them let you add a disk at any time and then after a reboot, will ask what you want to do with the new drive.
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that is what i was afraid of is having to delete all the data just to redo the raid..
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If you had a place to back up the date first, add a drive to the RAID, do a rebuild if necessary and then restore your backup, that would be an option.

But jflynn is correct, higher end controllers will allow you to add drives to the array. Do some research on your controller to see if you can do this.

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