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August 12, 2011 10:41:23 AM

I recently moved my pc into a haf 912 plus and replaced the hard drive with a 64gb Crucial M4 and 2 WD Caviar Black HDDs in Raid 0
my mobo is a Gigabyte 870A UD3. My hard drives can be detechded in the Win 7 install when non raided but afterwards will not be detected in raid 0 or non raided in Windows but my M4 is detected as it is drive C.
How do I get windows to detect the HDD's? They show up fine in the BIOS.
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a b G Storage
August 12, 2011 3:32:32 PM

Windows is probably not seeing your raid. Did you get any drivers with the motherboard for the raid setup? Upon install of Windows it asks if you have any drivers to install and you can do it then.
a c 96 G Storage
August 12, 2011 3:32:42 PM

If they are in RAID mode, make sure the RAID controller drivers are installed.

do see the drives in the Disk Manager?
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a c 302 G Storage
August 12, 2011 4:28:19 PM

You have not mentioned partitioning and formatting. Have you done this with the volume? If not, they will not show up with a drive letter!

( http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265764-32-guide-insta... )

Can you see the volume in Device Manager, or as blank drives in the Disk Manager as Emerald suggested?
August 13, 2011 9:21:11 AM

ahnilated said:
Windows is probably not seeing your raid. Did you get any drivers with the motherboard for the raid setup? Upon install of Windows it asks if you have any drivers to install and you can do it then.

Windows doesn't even see them without raid!!!
With my old HDD I dual booted with Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux could see all partitions while Windows could only see the windows partition.
I,ve tried plugging them into different ports and reinstalling win7 but no luck. I think it is some thing in windows al other replies I will check in 2 weeks as I have no access to my pc on hols.
PS. linux does it without raid drivers!
August 13, 2011 9:25:04 AM

WyomingKnott said:
You have not mentioned partitioning and formatting. Have you done this with the volume? If not, they will not show up with a drive letter!

( http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265764-32-guide-insta... )

Can you see the volume in Device Manager, or as blank drives in the Disk Manager as Emerald suggested?

Not tried that, you are probably right so will tell you if it is successful in 2 weeks.
PS. would recomend the m4 64gb, £80 off scan and windows boots in 20 secs :D , although if you want space and speed for secondary storage raid 0 is a good idea but a basterd to set up.
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