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Hello, I just bought an 8 Drives OWC to do a RAID5 system. (I'm coming from a Drobo 5D).

I'm going to start with 2 disks using SoftRaid to do a RAID5 configuration.

I'm then going to transfer the data from other disks to the OWC then add the "old" disk to the OWC enclosure (So I will have 2 disks to start, then 3, 4, 5...). 

What is the procedure to add disk and having them part of the initial RAID5 configuration ? 

Thanks !

Topic starter Posted : 05/01/2022 3:44 am
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I am sorry, SoftRAId does not work like Drobo.

A RAID volume cannot be given additional disks to increase its size.
(it does not have to fool the file system either)


You need to start with the full set of disks create your volume, then copy the data to it.



Posted : 05/01/2022 11:27 am