PERC 710 add physical disks for RAID 5 virtual disk and keep data

I think to set up a physical disk 4 RAID 5 array on my new PowerEdge T320.  That should give me enough space to last long.  I have two empty slots of HD.  If I need more space, later, I'll be able to add one or two additional physical disks without losing the data already on the virtual disk?  If so, how?  I don't see a way to do this in the manual of Perc 710.

Thank you



Yes, it is "doable" later.  This can be done in the PERC BIOS, but it can be done in OMSA (OpenManage Server Administrator) within the OS.

One thing to keep in mind is the limit of 2 TB "floppy" Windows on BIOS systems compatible.  If you plan to 4x4TB disks in a RAID 10, that TB ~ 8 'disc' will be converted to the GPT and BIOS UEFI boot mode value.

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