Disk space not showning up under Windows XP (3x 1.5TB RAID5 on PERC 5/i)
Posted on 2009-04-27
It is a Dell PERC 5/i controller installed on Supermicro X7DCL-i (Supermicro CSE-743TQ-865B chassis, 8x hot-swappable SATA/SAS bays). I have 4x 1.5TB Seagate SATA drives set in RAID 5 + 1 hot spare. I did the setup by entering card's BIOS configuration utility (CTRL+A). The volume has been initialized (took more than 5 hours) and I do see in Virtual disk Properties that its size is 2.727TB, RAID status: Optimal.
However, under Disk Group 0 properties Space Available is 0.000MB and when I boot to Windows XP which I have on separate dedicated HDD, I can't see the volume, and, obviously, cannot initialize it and create partitions on it. VD count: 1, PD count: 3.
The same controller was used in conjunction with Supermicro Expander (SAS drives) and the volume was recognized under Windows XP right away. I don't remember what was listed under Disk Group 0 Properties at that time.
I found one menu in the tree (Space Allocation) but it does not allow me to do anything.
Of course, I do have the driver installed under Windows XP.
Any suggestions? Thank you.