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Storage spaces - RAID 10 like configuration or Perc h710/SS hybrid

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I've currently got a 4x4TB RAID 10 array, on a Perc h710p on a Windows Server 2012 R2 box

I've got the capacity to add another 4x4TB drives but would like to configure the system so that I can still have one contiguous space as and when I add the additional drives.

There's nothing on the drives at the moment (and the OS is on a another RAID array) so I can easily reconfigure to any format I like.

The Perc h710p cards can't use online capacity expansion on RAID 10 drives, I don't want to use RAID 5 or 6 due to their write speeds being insufficient for what we need and I'm a bit scared of the potential rebuild times so I was wondering being new to MS Storage spaces if there was a way to emulate RAID 10?

How mad am I to suggest setting up a bunch of RAID1 mirrors on the Perc and do a simple space to join them up?
How about  doing a simple space on 2x RAID 10 arrays?

Are any of these possible? Has anyone tried it? Am I a lunatic for even thinking about it?

Or am I stuck with doing an NTFS volume mount point? Any other options?
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Aaron
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