I am working with a dell perc 6 and I created the array now it seems that the same physical disks are showing up

Ok I had two indepandant disks that I am now moving into a raid 1 array. All is good but when I boot into windows it shows the old disks there. what do I do. do I have to initialize the disks before the drive will show up in the array? If that is true what do I do
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Next time, call Dell technical support.  Support is free regardless of the status of your warranty, and you could have resolved it within minutes without trying to play with and figure out hardware you don't understand - frustrating yourself and putting your data at risk in the process.  They can also educate you on its use and answer any questions you might have on how to configure and/or troubleshoot it.
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TekyguyCommented:
Do the disks contain data?  Make sure you backup your data on those drives first.

You need to setup the raid one array and format it from the perc controller itself.  Then it will show up in the OS as a single disk.  Here is a Dell PERC 6 Raid setup tutorial:  Perc 6 tutorial
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
If you had a two individual disks on a PERC, they would have to be configured each as a single-disk RAID 0.  You can "convert" (called a reconfigure) them to a two-disk RAID 1, but you must delete one Virtual Disk (single-disk RAID 0) first.  Once you delete one, then the drive will show as ready, then you can Reconfigure your remaining single-disk RAID 0 to a two-disk RAID 1 using the OpenManage Server Administrator software.
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explorer648Author Commented:
actually I had to fix it my self.
By the way I hate dells they are the largest pieces of junk ever.
so what I had to do was to do a quick initialize. once that was done then the drives were in the array.
what a crappy controler. wasted most of my day on this stupid problem
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explorer648Author Commented:
Yea that is exactly what I should have done, I will make sure I have more knowledge of the controller before I start on a project
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TekyguyCommented:
How was 'that' the solutions?  I want points.
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explorer648Author Commented:
Well there are multiple reasons or this
1) instead of taking the pertinent information from the manual and giving it to me instead of a link to an article that is well full of information and only 1line or so was all I needed.
2) you post said nothing about drive initializing. and how to do a quick initialize.
3) I want everyone who reads this to know to call Dell tech support instead if banging their heads on the wall as I did here.
4) poweredge tech cared enough to see I was frustrated and knew that this can happen in the future and did what he could to make sure it does not happen to any one else
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