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Using ServeRaid Manager to expand logical RAID 5 drive, does data get lost?

Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have just doubled my RAID 5 drives (5 73GB to 5 143GB capacity).  I would like to know the SAFEST way to expand the data capacity.  I have Windows 2003 on the existing IBM 3550 server.  should I:
a.) create a second logical drive in ServeRaid Manager, then use Windows disk manager to "grow" the partition.
or B:  use ServeRaid Manager to expand the logical drive.  If I do this, do I run the risk of losing my data on my existing logical drive?

Thanks In advance!
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