RAID problem

BHeemsoth

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I just installed a Tekram Ultra ATA 200/Raid card with 2 80gb maxtor drives. The card shows up fine in the device manager as does what i presume to be the hard disk.(under disk drives it says "MAXTOR 6 Y080P0 SCSI DISK DEVICE", along with my existing WD 40gb that xp boots from). I figure that this must be my raid array, but for some reason i can located it through my computer. Any ideas?

-Brian
 

BHeemsoth

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ok my guess is i need to format these drives, but how can i go about doing this if i cant acess the drive through my computer?
 

HendrixFan

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With my RAID setups (onboard HP372 and Adaptec 2400A card) I had a RAID bios before I would boot into windows. In there I could select drives for the RAID setup and format/configure the array.
 

mechBgon

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Assuming this is Win2000 or WinXP, start Windows Drive Management, right-click on the drive/partition of interest and you should get your menu. In Win2000, you would go Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management and in Computer Management, select Disk Management. For WinXP, adapt as necessary or consult the Help file if you can't find Drive Management.