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Shot in the dark, add a drive to RAID 0 without rebuilding?

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Long title, but it's descriptive.

I am 99.9% sure there is no way to do this, but I figured no harm in asking as it would alleviate some major headaches looming for me.

I currently have 3x Seagate 320GB perp drives in a RAID 0, my original plan was for 4 of them, but unfortunately the Stacker, which is this systems temporary home while I customize it's permanent one, can only hold 3 drives.

It would be nice if I could just add the drive and have it re-allocate all the data without having to backup all the data and rebuild the array.

Since I doubt that's a possibility, anyone have an opinion on the best way to backup about 400GB of data when I rebuild the array?
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dont think its possible but i could be wrong, i back my data on one of those western digital mybook's it works pretty good but i dont know what size storge they come in, i think there is a 500g one but i dont know if you wanna spend the money on it, but its nice just plug in the power, plug it into the comp install the little software thing and your set,
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ya just get a ex hdd or... a crap poad of rw-dvds?
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Th RAID Array when Installed configures all the HDD'S together for RAID...I dont think you can add another one without disrupting it.
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ya just get a ex hdd or... a crap poad of rw-dvds?
That would be 100 single layer R/W DVDs, and would take hours, maybe days to burn and then transfer, and would cost avout $100. Not my ideal solution. Also, spending $100+ for another hard drive is not an option, although I would probably do that rather than buy 100 R/Ws......

Anyone ever try any of those online data backup services??
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