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Adding drives in DL380 G2 where Disk Manager doesn't see any new drives

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I have a Compaq DL380 G2 currently with 4 drives all 36.4gb at 10K.    I needed more space, so I ordered 2 more drives of the same config.  We are running Windows 2000 SP4.  

They came, and I thought I could just pop them in and the system would recognize them.  They light up temporarily, then go black.  The system doesn't seem to notice them at all.  I went into Disk Management and tried a rescan, but system doesn't see them.  I did a reboot, and then went back in and did a rescan, but system doesn't notice them.

I didn't think we have a RAID array (I didn't set up server).  I went into the RAID array configuration utility and it acted like it had never been setup.

But under the RAID array utility, it shows 2 unassigned parallel SCSI drives, and a Parallel SCSI Array A with one logical drive under it and 104183 MB and RAID 5.

So what do I do now?  Do I have to do anything in the BIOS, or can I just work the Array utility?  THere wasn't an option for adding the drives to the current array, but only to do controller settings; logical drive array accelerator settings; create array; or clear configuration.

Any help appreciated.

Gleason Inc.
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SInce the other drives are already RIAD5, unles your Raid Controller supports dynamic changes, You probabl can not just add them into the existing Array.

I'll try to find more info

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thanks for your answers.  We had to go into our array controller and extend the drive then we had to use a third party partition manager to add the extension to our current partiion.
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