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Rebuild Raid 5 Array on perc 5i card (dell poweredge 840)

By tfulle01 ·
Hi, and thanks in advance for your help.
I'm trying to rebuild a 4 disk RAID 5 array on a SATA perc 5i controller. One drive was apparently disconnected from the Raid array and left unconnected for some time. I pulled the drive out and formatted it, then tested it for errors. HDTune tells me the drive has no errors.
I had previously deleted the drive partition and attempted to rebuild the array, however, neither the perc controlled bios nor the dell openmanage software gave me the rebuild option. What am i missing to enable this task? Should the drive be formatted in any specific manner? left unformatted? partitioned? unpartitioned? or am i overlooking something else Right now the raid array shows up in Disk manager as a basic drive. I don't know what this means but the raid array manager doesn't show any backplane, which i noticed some of the perc 5i controllers have when i checked dell support pages.
OS is SBS 2003

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