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reclaim hard drive

Had two 146gb drives mirrored replaced one with a 450gb drive then I replaced the other 146gb drive with a 450gb drive.  The 450gb drives are now only seeing 146gb.  How do I reclaim the missing gigs?  There was nothing on any of these disks so data loss isn't a problem, I was just testing out swapping mirrored drives.
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Hardware RAID?  You likely have to go into the RAID controller and either create a new "container" (as Dell called it at one(?) time) or expand the one you have.  The hard drive the computer sees is the one the RAID controller presents and if the RAID controller hasn't expanded the size of the disk Windows sees, Windows won't see it.
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If your RAID controller won't expand a current configuration, you could ghost the drive, re-setup the raid and restore the ghost image.
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Does Windows Disk Management show this missing space?