• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 646
  • Last Modified:

Dell PE1800 2 TB drives

Hi We have a dell PE1800 and we want to know is there any way we can make the 2tb HDD we have installed to show up in Disc management within windows?

We also have a raid 5 setup in there too which is what the OS is installed on this is only 750gb

They show up in the Bios splash screen but once the Pc has booted to Windows they are not visible in  Disc Management.

Cheers
0
YellowbusTeam
Asked:
YellowbusTeam
  • 3
  • 3
1 Solution
 
notacomputergeekCommented:
You can go to the Dell Support website and download the OpenManage application under "Systems Management" to manage the disks and RAID configuration.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PWE_1800&os=WNET&osl=en&catid=&impid=
0
 
YellowbusTeamAuthor Commented:
I have that installed already but that only shows the 4 drives that are the raid not the 2 additional 2 x2TB drives.

ta
0
 
rindiCommented:
You probably will have to setup the new Disk as a RAID 0 array with a single disk. After that it should be available in diskmanagement, provided the PERC driver is installed in Windows.
0
Improve Your Query Performance Tuning

In this FREE six-day email course, you'll learn from Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist. She'll teach 12 steps that you can use to optimize your queries as much as possible and see measurable results in your work. Get started today!

 
rindiCommented:
You mean you have 2 x 2 RB drives? Then set them up as a RAID 1 Array. Only after that will you see them under Disk Management.
0
 
YellowbusTeamAuthor Commented:
We have a raid 5 array that consists of 4 drives and 2 normal discs that are 2TB which are not any sort of array is it not possible to have these disc just as they are without turning them into a raid?

Cheers
0
 
rindiCommented:
As they are attached to the RAID controller you have to configure them there. If I'm not mistaken, on Dell's PERC controllers, if you want to use HD's as an individual Disk, you need to configure that disk as a 1-Disk RAID 0 array.
0
 
YellowbusTeamAuthor Commented:
Hi we decided to plug the 2 drive into the onboard sata ports instead, but thanks for the help

Cheers

Matt
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Improve Your Query Performance Tuning

In this FREE six-day email course, you'll learn from Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist. She'll teach 12 steps that you can use to optimize your queries as much as possible and see measurable results in your work. Get started today!

  • 3
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now