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Raid configuration?

I know nothing of Raid, but I do know that when I purhcased my computer it had 2 40 gig HDD'S in it, only one showed up in "my computer" . At one point I took out one of the 40's( master,w/OS) and installed an 80 gig. and installed OS on it. Remaining 40 still had OS and all my data.
I wiped the 40 clean and used it as storage, showed up in "my computer" as D:, I've now taken out the 40 and added an 80 gig (now 80 gig Samsungw/OS, 80 gig Maxtor no OS) any way on boot up OS recognized new HDD but in "my computer only C: is present, how do I tell if it's a raid config. and what config.?

IBM X SERIES ESERVER 205
P4, 2.66 MHZ
1 GIG RAM
80 GIG SAMSUNG
80 GIG MAXTOR
Need any other specs. let me know.
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woodendude
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woodendudeAuthor Commented:
Everest recognizes both but only supplies stats.(under storage) for the samsung , OS drive. Smart info. etc... is supplied.
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woodendudeAuthor Commented:
Oh and both show up in device manager.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Would help to know what OS you are using?  And what purpose the system is going to be used for... most servers are used as servers.  If that's the case, you WANT RAID.  And if you're mucking around with drives and have replaced the old 40GB drives, I suspect you no longer have a RAID volume.  In addition, to see the other drive, have you gone to Computer Management/Disk Management and assigned a drive letter and formatted it?

Info on RAID - if this is a server - LEARN IT!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redundant_array_of_independent_disks
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maimon22Commented:
you check out this website it will explaine to you everything
http://www.thepc.info/harddrive_upgrade.html
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woodendudeAuthor Commented:
leew , XP pro, used as a home box, no server use at all.No I haven't gone to disk manager and assigned a letter to it. Was just there looking around though, how do I assign a drive letter?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Right click on the disk and use the partition wizard from one of the menu options - sorry don't have EXACT instructions as all my disk space is partitioned.
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woodendudeAuthor Commented:
The disk doesn't show in my computer to right click on it
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wordartistCommented:
right click on My computer, choose Manage.  
Click on Disk Management (under Storage section)
You should see DISK 1 or something similar in the lower pane.
Right click DISK 1, choose Assign Drive Letter
Then, right click again and choose format
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moedasorgCommented:
right click 'My computer' Icon, go to 'manage'. Find 'Disk Managment' ( under storage or something ) then you shoul view both disks ( and CD also). Right Click on the new disk to create a primary partiton, if you hanven't done so yet. After formating the partition you can reassign de drive letter in the same place.
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