I'm building a RAID-0 array as my main boot "drive" and was wondering how adding disks to the array works in implementation. I'll be using either the Intel RT3WB080 or the Intel RS2BL080, which are effectively the same with varying cache sizes (256MB vs 512MB).
I'd like to start the array of SSDs with either 2 or 3 drives, eventually expanding up to four in time. How does this work? Do I have to completely start from scratch after I add each drive, or is there a utility in the Intel cards which will redistribute and restripe the data across the new amount of drives? I understand that I'd have to expand the actual partition(s) and that's totally acceptable for me as I can take the drives offline and do that using GParted or a similar tool.
Is it possible to add physical disks to an Intel hardware RAID-0 array without completely wiping the array each time?