Well, I noticed another oddity that I *should* have considered ... that the 500GB drive I added is cutting my capacity in half.
So, if I remove it, will the controller be smart enough to rebuild the array safely without losing my data?
I would rather limit my 2TB drive to 1TB and gain another 3TB back from the remaining 1TB drives at this point.
It was my understanding, after talking to the LSI salespeople (I should have known better), that the controller would be smart enough to be able to fully utilize all drives, and that drives could be removed or added to adjust capacity without endangering the data.
So, am I going to have to move all my data off, and rebuild it again, without the 500GB drive, or is there some trick I missed?
I should add that I'm used to the QNAP NAS raid units, which are pretty easy to expand, and I was expecting similar functionality.
Perhaps I don't have the right software installed, or rather, am MISSING some software I need that adds this capability?
Thanks again ... Bjorn