I bought a new seagate 500gb hard drive today to go with my 500gb wd hard drive i tried using my mobos build in raid setup, i can get my dvd drive to boot into the windows cd but at that it asks me for drivers. When i go into windows on the old wd with the seagate plugged in normally windows sees it says its there but in my computer it isnt displayed as a drive.
I'd like to get raid setup that would be cool, but even if i could get the hard drive working that would be nice. Specs are in sig.
What exactly is it you want to do with your 2 drives?
If you are trying to set up RAID 0, you apparently need some specific instruction, as it appears that you don't know exactly how to do this.
Let us know.......
Yeah, but if he is trying to set up a RAID 0 array, getting the new disk to appear in Windows is kind of pointless.
That won't get him going in the direction he needs to take to build his array and get it working correctly.
It's just a personal preference. I prefer to allocate and format new drives that way. Once it's formatted, then the OP can go into the RAID bios and add the drive to an array or create a whole new array.
BTW, installing windows on a RAID array requires special drivers for the mass storage device. You will need them on a bootable disc if you plan to create a new array and install windows.
You can get them from your mobo manufacturer's website. You then need to create a bootable floppy and put those drivers on it. Then when you install windows on the array, hit f6 right at the beginning to install the raid drivers. After that, windows will continue to install on your array.