MIrrored Drives

I have a 2 HD generic server, that someone else built.
How can I determine if the drives are configured as a mirrored set?
I went into Disk Management in Windows 2003 and under Disk 0 it says 16.94G,  Primatry Partition.
It also says CD-ROM 0
That is all that shows up.

Can anyone advise, thanks

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Depending on your system, it could be mirrored at the hardware level.  you would need to go into the bios of the raid controller.

If not RAID, does your BIOS list the 2nd hard drive?

You need to determine whether you have a software or hardware mirror if any at all.
If it is not showing up in disk management, then it is either hardware mirror at the controller level or your system is not recognizing the second drive.

What type of hardware do you have?  Is it a server or workstation?
Drives:  IDE or SCSI?


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Are you tryint to mirror them through a software, Ghost for example???

Either way you want, the Bios MUST see both drives...Question is, how big is the other drive?? Can it be bigger then what the bios can see?? Do you need to flash the bios in that case to recognise it???

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
2 fixed disk drives should appear in disk management.  If they are mirrored you will see a single drive letter in upper right quadrant window.

Since you only see disk 0, then your BIOS is not reading the second drive.

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