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Expanding Storage on ML350?

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Expanding Storage on ML350?

We've maxed out the storage on one of our HP Proliant ML350 storage servers. I'm looking for options to expand storage on this unit.

Here's what we have:

Proliant ML350 G4p Storage Server
Windows 2003 Standard Edition SP2
Smart Array 642

Physical Drives:
SCSI Array A
2- 36.4GB HDD
SCSI Array B
4- 300GB HDD

Logical Drives:
Array A
Logical Drive 1 27.5GB RAID 1
Logical Drive 2 7GB RAID1

Array B
Logical Drive 3 1.2TB RAID 0

All disks are set as "basic" disks in Windows.

Any suggestions on expanding the Logical Drive 3?

Could I hang an HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array on the RAID card and go from there?

Will the fact that the disks are setup as "basic" disks give me a problem?

Any way to convert that Logical Drive to RAID 5 without losing data or having to recreate the data?

Thanks much.