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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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