troubleshooting Question

Adding additional hard drives to Raid 5 configuration

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Kevin CaldwellFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2003
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I was planning on adding three additional hard drives on a Dell Poweredge server with a Raid5 Perc controller configuration.  I need more space.  Current config is the original 3 drives and I want to add 3 more.  Talking to Dell tonight they "frightened" me into not doing it, saying there was a high chance of data corruption.    I thought I could add the new drives, power up, go into the Raid config on Boot up, add the drives, let it restructure.  Boot up and I have the additional space on my C drive.  Dell is telling me the partitioning process is the risky thing and where most data loss occurs.  I have a complete backup through Acronis and NT backup.  Any thoughts on getting these hard drives in, without major fear?  Thanks
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