View Full Version : Problem with RAID in winXP
02-07-03, 10:45 PM
Well I installed two 40G HDD's in RAID. At boot the raid bios sees them as 80G no problem, but in windows it only shows up as 40G.
Is this normal or is something messed up?
02-08-03, 02:50 AM
if they are mirrored (raid 1) then yes.
What board? Which RAID Chip? How is it setup to be used?
02-09-03, 01:07 AM
It is a chaintech 7kdd with promise "lite" on board. The RAID setup before windows boots says they are in raid 0, total space 80GB. I do want them stripping which they shoud be doing, but I don't understand why windows only sees 40GB. I have the drives on seperate channels both set as master as promise says to do. Any sugestions?
How did you Partition & Format them?
02-10-03, 12:01 AM
I formated them through windows, one at a time on a ide slot. Then I put each of them on their own RAID slot. I used the promise feature at boot (alt + F6 I believe to enter it) to set up the drives. there was a auto setup option which only gave me one option, performance - striping, because I only have two drives. It says the array was setup as 80GB and functional.
02-10-03, 07:57 AM
so you formatted the drives, put them in raid 0 and just booted up windows and it says it's 40 gb? well, after you put them in raid 0, you need to format the new raid drive. windows will see the drive as 1 drive and it needs a partition that is 80 gb. try to reformat the raid array through computer management in the administrative tools in control panel. it just sounds like it's not formatted for use yet.
You will need to partition then format the drives after stripping them.
02-10-03, 12:28 PM
figured i was forgetting something awfully important... the key word was partition :D the current partition is probably just not occupying the entire size of the raid drive.
02-12-03, 09:27 AM
Thank you guys much. I went into computer managment and saw that only 40GB was allocated so I just repartitioned and formated. Working great now. Thanks again
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