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RAID5 expansion limitation?

Postby jurass » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:21 am

Is there any limitation for RAID5 volume capacity when expanding by adding a disk?

Example. In 8 disk station I will have 6 pcs. 3 TB disks in RAID5 which gives 13.4 TB (2.68 x 5). If I add one more 3 TB disk (2.68 TB real capacity) resulting total capacity after expansion would be 16.08 TB. Can it be done with no problem?
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Re: RAID5 expansion limitation?

Postby Steve@AST » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:50 pm

Hi jurass,

We don't have limitation for RAID 5 volume capacity expansion by adding a disk.
thus, just add a disk to your RAID 5 volume if you like to expand capacity. :D

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