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Old 05-05-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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Question Why canít I see my new HDD?

As some of u know, the other day I assembled my new pc.

I have 3 HDD there (WS640AAKS) 2 of them I managed to set up for raid 0. I also have a dual boot on my pc (xp & vista) When I load Vista and go to “My Computer” I see 2 HDD there. One is my main (Raid 0 Vista OS), then there is another one, same hdd’s but just different partisan for XP, but what about my 3rd one? I guess the reason its not there is because I need to partisan it? Can I do it true the OS? or do I need to boot from OS CD to do it?

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If I made this hard to understand here is what it is

hard drive 1 \__ Raid 0, Vista & XP (Dual Boot)
hard drive 2 /
hard drive 3 --- Cant see

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Ok you have 3 hard drives.

hard drive 1 \__ Raid 0, Vista
hard drive 2 /
hard drive 3 --- non-Raid, XP

This amounts to 2 logical drives that will display in you OS. You will see drive 1 and 2 as one logical drive due to the raid array.
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Ok you have 3 hard drives.

hard drive 1 \__ Raid 0, Vista
hard drive 2 /
hard drive 3 --- non-Raid, XP

This amounts to 2 logical drives that will display in you OS. You will see drive 1 and 2 as one logical drive due to the raid array.

I'm sorry if i gat you confuzed. Its like this;

hard drive 1 \__ Raid 0, Vista & XP (Dual Boot)
hard drive 2 /
hard drive 3 --- (Cant see)
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Ahhh, ok. Does it show up in the BIOS at all? Does it show in device manager (you should have 2 drives, the raid array and another)?? If your in disk management does it show anything as unpartitioned space?
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It does show it in bios. Dont know about the device manager. I have 2 drivers shwoing in "My Computer" but its the same HDD, because its broken into 2 partisans. Wheer is my "disk management"? lol
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control panel>administrative tools>disk management.
may just be unpartitioned space
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control panel>administrative tools>disk management.
may just be unpartitioned space
Thanks.

I will check it when I get home, but if its there and just unpartitioned, can I just particen it right there?
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yea. its pretty crappy but will work. something like partition magic has a lot more options.
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yea. its pretty crappy but will work. something like partition magic has a lot more options.
Well I mean I need is just to make it work at full 100% capability, im not trying to do anyting else 2 it. Will the "disk management" be sufficent for that?
By the way is partition magic free?

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Disk management should be plenty sufficient for that. Partition magic would be overkill to get for such a simple action. I only go that route for changing partition sizes and stuff like that.
Partition magic is not free.
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