Rebooted and not seeing Raid in the WIndows 7 Control Panel > > Computer Management > Disk Management.
Should I be seeing the raid there?
Also I'm only seeing the C drive in WIndows Explorer.
In the meantime I'll make a quick video of the boot sequence.... FYI
Studio North wrote:
if you go into windows, control panel,system, device manager, check to see if there is any issues with the Raid driver, if issue then follow these instructions.
double click on the raid driver untill it opens up another small scvreen, go to Driver, update driver, browse the computer, insert your cd. and click to browse the cd.
it is something like this:
packages, windows, driver, windows 7 , 64 bit, storport, then press next for windows to install the drivers from the cd.
thats it job
Okay! Installed the bios from CD.
Now I am in Coimputer Management.
Disk 1 is pre-checkmarked.
"You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it)
Radio button is preset in MBR (Master Boot Record) I ASSUME I LEAVE IT THERE
optional radio button says GPI (GUID Partion Table) I assume I DO not use GPI
I am being overly careful, but just don't want to screw up at this stage
rowby convert it back to GPT, or delete and setup as gpt this time.
have you used the archttp ??? if not, go and login and check sytem information for the temp of the raid card.
once all done, download hd tach and see how you raid performance is.
Looked over your post. Specifically this portion:
Select the disk you want to modify, right click on it and select Delete Volume until the whole disk is unallocated.
5. Right click on this disk that you want to convert and select Convert to GPT disk.
6. When finished, you can confirm that the disk is a GPT disk if you right click on the disk and it has Convert to MBR disk instead now.
7. Now you can format the GPT disk and have all the space available for use.
8. Close Disk Management.
This is the easiest way to allow for single volumes of 256 TB or less. I hope this was helpful if you have been struggling with this problem.
I didn't have to delete the volume (Disk 1) because I see that it is already Unallocated 2793.84 GB
I can't right click all I see is "New Smple Volume." Everything else is greyed out.
Okay If I do that I see maximum disk space in MB is 2860892-- and it doesn't let me increase it by the up and down thingie.
Is this what both you and Harm want me to do?
Harm's article suggests a different approach, but I don't see a way to do that.
So I await your confirmation(s)
Studio North wrote:
click new simple volume, and then select a letter for it, it will then ask to be formatted.
go for it.
error on previous message.
4tb Total, 1tb for backup, 3tb for storage.
its 12pm here in Uk. so nearly time for me to say good night.
you have 10 mins, if there is anything else.