1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 22, 2010 11:40 PM by vladoftrin

    Need help with RAID Configuration

    tasmith1

      Can anyone help me with RAID 0 on my HP 7690n Media center PC. I have two 250 GB hard drives in my computer which I used Intel Matrix Storage console 6.0 to configure the drives to use RAID 0. The problem is that after migrating the drives to use the RAID 0 my computer does not report the extra capacity of the other drive. Is this normal? or will I only have use of the one drive capacity now??? If I go through Matrix manager is says the correct total capacity but if I right click my "C" drive and go to properties it shows only one of the drives capacity not both and the "D" drive no longer exists. I hope I haven't screwed myself!! Please help!

        • 1. Re: Need help with RAID Configuration
          vladoftrin

          I am having the same issue as tasmith1. I had the Intel Matrix Storage Console complete a System Report and got the following information back:

           

          Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager

           

          Intel RAID Controller: Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/PCH SATA RAID Controller
          Number of Serial ATA ports: 6

          RAID Option ROM Version: 6.0.0.1022
          Driver Version: 8.9.0.1023
          RAID Plug-In Version: 8.9.0.1023
          Language Resource Version of the RAID Plug-In: 8.9.0.1023
          Create Volume Wizard Version: 8.9.0.1023
          Language Resource Version of the Create Volume Wizard: 8.9.0.1023
          Create Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard Version: 8.9.0.1023
          Language Resource Version of the Create Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard: 8.9.0.1023
          Modify Volume Wizard Version: 8.9.0.1023
          Language Resource Version of the Modify Volume Wizard: 8.9.0.1023
          Delete Volume Wizard Version: 8.9.0.1023
          Language Resource Version of the Delete Volume Wizard: 8.9.0.1023
          ISDI Library Version: 8.9.0.1023
          Event Monitor User Notification Tool Version: 8.9.0.1023
          Language Resource Version of the Event Monitor User Notification Tool: 8.9.0.1023
          Event Monitor Version: 8.9.0.1023

          Array_0000
          Status: No active migrations
          Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
          Size: 596.1 GB
          Free Space: 0 GB
          Number of Hard Drives: 2
          Hard Drive Member 1: ST3320620AS
          Hard Drive Member 2: WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA1
          Number of Volumes: 1
          Volume Member 1: Volume_0000

          Volume_0000
          Status: Normal
          System Volume: Yes
          Volume Write-Back Cache Enabled: No
          RAID Level: RAID 0 (striping)
          Strip Size: 128 KB
          Size: 596.1 GB
          Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
          Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
          Number of Hard Drives: 2
          Hard Drive Member 1: ST3320620AS
          Hard Drive Member 2: WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA1
          Parent Array: Array_0000

          Hard Drive 0
          Usage: Array member
          Status: Normal
          Device Port: 0
          Device Port Location: Internal
          Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
          Model: ST3320620AS
          Serial Number: 9QF6MZ02
          Firmware: 3.ADG
          Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
          Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
          Size: 298 GB
          Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
          Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
          Number of Volumes: 1
          Volume Member 1: Volume_0000
          Parent Array: Array_0000

          Hard Drive 1
          Usage: Array member
          Status: Normal
          Device Port: 3
          Device Port Location: Internal
          Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 2
          Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA1
          Serial Number: WD-WCAS88610034
          Firmware: 58.01E02
          Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
          Hard Drive Data Cache Enabled: Yes
          Size: 465.7 GB
          Physical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
          Logical Sector Size: 512 Bytes
          Number of Volumes: 1
          Volume Member 1: Volume_0000
          Parent Array: Array_0000

           

          Under Array_0000 it shows the combined size of approximately 600 GB but free space is shown as 0 GB and no active migrations.

          Windows 7 shows C: drive but size is shown as 288 GB??

           

          Any help will be appreciated.