I am having trouble (nervous) in adding a hard disk to my logical drive. I have 3 disks currently in a Raid 5 and i want to add another disk to that current logical drive. The disks are all the same size but i am wondering how i can add the new disk to the already created raid 5 group. I am using Adaptec Storage Manager and my first thought is to initialize the drive and then some how merge it with the other three disks.. any advice would help.
Edit: I should explain that there are currently 3 disks in the Raid 5 and i would like to add another disk as possibly a hot spare. I have read a few of the other topics and i am wondering if i initialize the disk, then add it as a hot swap.. would this add it to the 3 other disk and create Raid 5 with 3 + 1 hot? I am running out of disk space on my C drive and want to add more to it.