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AMD RAIDXpert says RAID not initialized

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January 19, 2013 1:46:52 PM

Hello,

tired of losing my files during HD crashes so I setup a RAID 1 with 2 brand new 500gig HDs... then installed windows on the RAID... Everything went fine. BIOS, BIOS Setup and Windows all see the RAID.

Since it's my first RAID I was researching online and found AMD RAIDXpert was something I can use to manage the RAID from inside Win7 rather than restarting and entering RAID Setup... so I got that. But it says that it's not initialized. It says it's functioning and there are no problems but since it's not initialized I can't use the features such as "migration, rebuild (shaded... maybe because it's working properly), synchronization" etc...

so now my question is... is the RAID working? do both HDs look the same even though it's not initialized. If not then what should I do? Please don't tell me I have to reformat and start over lol... besides that... there was no option to initialize so how can I do that from this program if I have to setup and install windows first? Doesn't initialization erase everything? I'm kinda confused.
January 19, 2013 2:21:03 PM

ok but even if that were true... initialization basically formats the HD and starts from scratch... so then I'd have to reinstall windows again along with the RAIDXpert? wow that seems extremely inefficient... since windows is install on the raid array I don't see how I could even manage this... Is there another program that may be better to use than RAIDXpert that can do the same functions... such as manual synching?
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January 19, 2013 2:27:16 PM

Sorry, I don't know.
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January 19, 2013 2:36:36 PM

meh it's ok... I don't know either so hopefully someone else that reads this will have an idea... lol
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