How do I tell if I have a RAID configuration on my hard drives?

Posted on 2011-09-26
Last Modified: 2016-12-08
How do I tell if I have a RAID configuration on my hard drives?
Question by:harris3563
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by:Brad Howe
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Could you provide your hardware specs and OS?

We would be able to help identify your configuration with those details.


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i have a Dell Power Edge R710 Windows Server 2008 Standard 64-Bit system. I noticed under Server Manager under Disk Management it tells me I have Basic Disks but don't know if this is set up as a RAID configuration or not.
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An easy way is to look at disk administrator and see make/model of drives.   If you have a hardware RAID controller card, then make/model of the disk drives will rarely be Seagate, or WD, they will typically be a manufacturer of a controller.

But really no substitute other than to physically examine.  You may have a RAID controller, but it it could be turned off or disabled.
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harris3563 earned 0 total points
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I think I found the solution in Device Manager. It is showing Dell PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller. I should have looked there just overlooked that part.

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I was commenting on the fact I looked into the device manager and found out that this is a RAID configuration.

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good to go.

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