FTM Posted November 15, 2010 Share Posted November 15, 2010 (edited) Hi Everybody, I gots a Gigabyde quad core main board and three SATA Disks in a RAID-5 array on my desktop. <Because I Can> Been experimenting with virtualization, have a number of different operating systems installed and the like. <Because I Can> Also, I have a couple college age kids that sometimes back up their equipment to a network drive on this desktop. Stuff like that. Now, when I was young and simple minded I figured that a half a terrabyte of storage was all kinds. Now that I'm old and feeble minded I can see the end of the line in regards to drive space. So... can I expand a RAID-5 Array without destroying and re-creating the array and reinstalling the OS and all the other stuff that I have installed on this PC? Inquiring minds want to know. By the bye, I havbe tried on a couple different occasions to ask this question to Gigabyte USA. On the one hand this mainboard that I got from these folks is a terriffic piece of hardware and I recommend their stuff to anyone that is looking to buy a mainboard. On the other hand, their customer support is really, really lacking. Makes sense, Gigabyte USA is in the business of selling computer hardware at a profit not answering questions from broke-down 'ol engineers for free. So, if you know how to expand a RAID-5 Array without burning down the house I'd really like to hear from you. Actually, been lurking around the website for a while now and would like to hear from you even if you can't answer this question because it looks like there's a lot of good folks running around and the like. Anyway, yakatchalater. Edited November 15, 2010 by FTM Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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