Hello,

Here is the configuration. I have a 3 drive RAID 5 Array with a online spare. I have added two additional drive to the controller and they are currently not configured. I believe I have three options and want to get your opinions on how to proceed.

1. Leave the online spare alone and use the two new drives to expand the array.

2. Remove the online spare and use all three drives to expand the array.

3. Remove the online spare and use the three drives to create a second array.

All the free space will be used to expand the existing pool. What say you?