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Hi all

I have a raid 5 with 6 disk about 36GB  1 of it fails, is posible that i replace this disk with another with more capacity to gain more storage?

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No you will not get the extra capacity.  You can put in a larger drive but it will only use as much of the drive space as the other drives in the RAID.  This is because of the nature of RAID technology itself...  

Winkipedia does a great job of explaining the concept.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels
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in a RAID 5 setup it is recommended that you use all of the same size and model drives, or you risk issues with it.
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