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PERC 6/i RAID5 adding disks

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hi community.  Quick question about RAID5 and how they rebuild on the PERC 6/i adapters in a Dell PowerEdge R410.  

I have an R410 with 3 physical disks.

2TB
1TB
250GB

Of course the array only sees 250GB of the two TB drives which gives me a rough total of about 500GB of usable disk space.  My question is this :: if I replace the 250GB drive with a 1TB will the array incorporate the extra disk space after it's rebuilt the array?  Will I end up with 2TB of total usable space without having to create a new VD and lose my existing data?

My hunch is yes, I can replace the 250GB drive with one that is larger and the array will rebuild with the new drive and space allotted as usable space.

Thanks for the help.
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