|31 Dec 2009||#1|
Raid and Windows 7
I have just built my first pc and have installed 4 1tb hard disks that I wish to configure in RAID 5. I configured the BIOS for RAID 5 for these 4 disks and I copied the SATA drivers across from the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Motherboard disk so that I could install them during the Windows 7 installation. The drivers were present om the list and I selected and installed them, completing the OS installtion.
The problem is that the does not appear in windows explorer and when I look in disk management the RAID drive appears as 2 units under Disk 0 split into 2.0tb and roughly .75tb. Both unallocated.
So my questions are:
1 Why isn't the full RAID volume of 4tb shown in explorer?
2. What do I need to do to set the RAID up properly?
Hope you can help
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|31 Dec 2009||#2|
I haven't tried RAID under Win7, but it sounds like you may be bumping up against the 2TB limit for a boot disk configured with a MBR.
I believe that the array must be partitioned with the largest partition 2TB or smaller.
Here's one starting point:
Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As far as I know, the only mainstream maker that has embraced EFI is Apple ( on their latest Intel Macs).
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