Spread the love! TechSpot Tech Gift Shortlist 2017

In use drive missing from RAID options.

By mysteryDave
Dec 31, 2007
  1. MoBo: nvidia 680i chipset mother board
    HDs: 4x 400Gb Samsung

    When I build it I couldn't create a bootable raid due to the lack of a floppy drive and having no working machine to help, I was also keen to get working so I installed windows on one hard drive leaving the other 3.

    I have since come back setting them up as a bootable raid and created a slipstream windows cd with the nvidia drivers that works very well.

    My problem is that on the bios raid setup it only shows the 3 remaining disks. I also want to include the disk I've already installed windows on (well aware I will lose all data on it.) How can I make it appear in the list to include it in a raid array?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Is that disk plugged into a RAID port? :p

    When you set up your computer before, then you probably created a RAID0 or JBOD "array" that contains only one drive. Delete this.
  3. mysteryDave

    mysteryDave TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Using nvidia raid so plugging into the raid array = plugging into the mobo in normal way. Same for use as part of raid or use as single disk. Is being used as a single disk. How would I delete that?

    I'll have a look round the bios and see if I can.
  4. mysteryDave

    mysteryDave TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I found the problem, I hadn't looked around the bios fully. There is a page where all the sata channels are listed and there is an option to enable or disable raid on each of them. I had the HD in normal use set to disabled.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...