Windows XP does not recognize striped RAID drive
Posted on 2008-11-17
I have a HP xw8200 work station, configured as follows:
HP xw8200 (proprietary M/B), 2x Xeon 3.4GHz, 4GB RAM, nVidia FX 1300 128MB,
500GB Boot, 1TB internal SATA media drive, Dell 207WFP + Dell 2408WFP
monitors, XP Pro SP3 32-bit.
I am trying to set up a RAID 0 array for video capture, using the following components:
4x 1TB 3.5IN SATA Western Digital Barracuda 7200.11 HD
StarTech InfoSafe 4 Drive eSATA/Multi RAID Hard Drive Enclosure
Controller: PCI-Express, Sil3531
Per the instructions, I preformatted the drives (NTFS), installed drivers for the controller card and the enclosure, and then installed to my computer. Using the RAID management software, I striped the four 1TB hard drives into a RAID 0 array. Then I went into My Computer/Manage/Storage/Disk Management and tried to initialize the drive. When I do, I get an error message that says: An unexpected error has occurred. Check the System Even Log for more information on the error. Close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer."
The event log shows:
Does anyone have a suggestion as to what might be wrong?