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Trying To Set Up Raid


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#1 madrian

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:25 PM

I'm trying to set up a pair of disks in RAID (I'm debating 0 or 1) on my computer. I'm running Vista (32 bit) with a core 2 duo CPU (2.6) and an ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard. As best I can tell the board is RAID compatable. The drives are matching 160 gb but I had already formatted them with the WD software.

I have everything plugged in and I think I'm good as far a power, SATA connectors, etc. In my BIOS I've enabled RAID and my 3 drives are recognized as 2 - my C: is the SATA 320 GB drive and my D: is SATA0 Raid. During boot, it says "Healthy Stripe 0) or something like that.

However, when I boot Vista, I show my C: drive but for D: it only recognizes a single 160 GB drive (and I'm pretty shure it should recognize closer to 320GB).

If I need to go through a set-up proceedure in Vista, I don't know where it is or what to do, so any and all assistance is appreciated (and you'll likely need to be specific as I'm very much an amateur).


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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:54 AM

While I'm not that familiar with RAID, if you've set it up as RAID 1 it should only show the capacity of the one drive (since the other drive is just a mirror of the first one).
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