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Can't add a drive to RAID 5?

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I've got an Intel RT3WB080 with a RAID 5 virtual drive that i was trying to expand to include another disk (for a total of four 1TB drives). I seem to only be able to set the new drive as either a dedicated or global Hot Spare. Does anyone know if it's even possible to dynamically add drives to an existing array on this controller? or do i have to build a whole new array from scratch?

What would happen if i had a drive fail? i figured it would be fairly straight forward to pull the old drive and swap in a new one. Am i completely off base?

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