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I have ordered Poweredge R710 server with 4 diskas planning to configure them as RAID10. However I only got 3 disks delivered (4th will be delivered in 10 days).

I am wondering can I create RAID10 array with one disk missing and start installing my system (aware of possible risks in case the disk dies), and then when the disk arrives I just add it to the system? Will RAID BIOS let me do this?

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No I'm afraid this is not possible.

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You mean I have to have all physical disks in order to setup array. There is no possibility to mark disk "missing" when I create RAID configuration? – Marko Sep 16 '12 at 15:05
Yes that's what I'm saying. – Lucas Kauffman Sep 16 '12 at 15:12

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