Hello Nitro52, what you see on screen is fine. You may go ahead and replace the drive with the new one. Then, boot into Windows* and choose “Rebuild” within Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
Ah i don't know if i made that clear but i don't actually have a spare disk to replace the 4th 500GB drive i removed. Not until i can copy data off it. Hence the reason i need to drop it down to a 3disk raid array, copy all the data off it and then add that disk to the array.
I guess I did not fully understand your request above.
These are the supported RAID migrations:
Otherwise, in order to rebuild a RAID 5 only one drive of the original members can be absent.
Ok so where exactly can i find out what version controller hub i am using, I've looked under windows msinfo32, the bios, raid bios and in the RSS windows app's System Report and can't see exactly what version i am using.
I'm using the on board Raid from my Gigabyte P67A-UD3R-B3 motherboard if that helps.
It is Intel® ICH10R/DO/PCH Controller Hub
Simplest would seem like this i'd say:
- Connect your large drive which you want to add to the system (without adding to the raid)
- Copy over all of your data from the drive you wish to add to the raid array
- Remove the smaller drive which you wish to replace
- Add the large drive to the raid array
- rebuild the raid array