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Adding addtional hard drives to an existing RAID 5 configuration

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I am currently running a racked 5U Dell Power Edge 2600, Windows Server 2003 Standard, with PERC 4/DI RAID Controller.
It is currently setup for RAID 5 with 3 -73 GB HDs. I have 3 unused drive bays and would like to add 3 more HDs.
My question is, if I get 3 -146 GB  HDs, would I be able to set them on their own RAID 5 with my current PERC 4/DI RAID Controller or do I have to get 3 more of the 73 GB HD's in order to manage the RAID 5.

The plan is not to replace the existing 3- 73 GB HD's but to add three more with out effecting the current RAID 5, is this possible?
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by:Hypercat (Deb)
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Yes, you should be able to set the new drives up as a separate RAID array without affecting your current array.  Just create a new array with the 3 new drives.
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This can be done using the same controller correct?
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Yes, your controller should allow you to create multiple RAID arrays.
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