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RAID 1+0 doesnt show as drive letters in disk management

I have configured (new installation) two RAID 1+0 on a HP Proliant DL 380 G7 Windows 2008 R2 x64 per the direction of our ERP supplier reccomendations for their software (EPICOR).  In disk management the RAIDs do not show up with drive letters but only the options to:

New Spanned
New Striped
New Mirror
Convert to Dynamic
Convert to GPT

The RAID's show up correctly in the HP Management console per HP support. I have reviewed this with Epicor for further direction on the disks but they can not seem to supply an answer. Is this normal for RAID 1+0 to do this? Any suggestions or insight?
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Looks like you are mixing hardware-based RAID (i.e, the controller combines the disks) with software-based RAID.  The settings above spanned, striped, mirror .. are for doing software-based RAID.

So my educated guess, since the HP console sees the disks, you are done. Just do a format & assign drive letter.  You already have the RAIDs built
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OK this is what I thought. Just so I have plenty of ammunition on my next call with Epicor can I get a couple more confirmations on this.
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Dlethe is right. The Hardware RAID controller will do all the work for you. There is no need for setup in Windows if the Controller sees the drives and the Arrays are all set up properly. The Controller will do all the space calculations and Windows will only ever see the Array as one drive.
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How do I convert the unallocated partitions to NTFS. Everything I find says I must enter the drive letter and do it from a command prompt (convert E: /fs:ntfs) There isnt any drive letters assigned to them. I also found in help and support to right click the unallocated disk and select create simple Volume...it does not show that option for me.. The only options thus far are what I have listed in the initial question. Any thoughts?
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I dont know how many times I did that and never noticed it lol. Great thanks!
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