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how do i add an hdd for storage? i already have a raid0 setup. when i tried plugging in the extra hdd when starting up the computer, when it shows the raid setup, it showed that the added hdd was an "offline member." i thought you can just add in extra hdd and they would work like an external hdd.
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Does it show up in Windows? Particularly Disk Management.
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Does it show up in Windows? Particularly Disk Management.
no it doesn't. if it did then i would have just formatted it and it would have worked but it doesn't. i even tried using the windows 7 dvd and see if i could set up a partition but it only showed the raid0 drives.
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It doesn't show here, in Disk Management

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no it doesn't. if it did then i would have just formatted it and it would have worked but it doesn't.
I apologize for asking, but I don't know what people know or what they don't know. So, I have no choice but to ask.


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i even tried using the windows 7 dvd and see if i could set up a partition but it only showed the raid0 drives.
I forgot to ask: is it a brand new hard drive?
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It showed up as an offline member of your already existing array?

Is there any way to kick it out in the RAID BIOS?
     
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Some chipsets like my SB750, once you enable RAID all the SATA ports are in RAID mode and I can't use the rest of the SATA ports on my mobo when some of my drives are RAIDed. I have one other SATA port from the Marvell controller.
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It showed up as an offline member of your already existing array?

Is there any way to kick it out in the RAID BIOS?
no unless he has a asta not on the same controller but you can run them out side of raid on the same controller

you need to go to disk management find the drive format and add a drive letter

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no it doesn't. if it did then i would have just formatted it and it would have worked but it doesn't. i even tried using the windows 7 dvd and see if i could set up a partition but it only showed the raid0 drives.
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you have to scroll down a bit on the list sometimes you cant see it cause there is no drive letter
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ok i installed a new 2TB hdd and it worked. however the old hdd i first tried still doesn't show up in disk management. the old hdd that shows offline member, i was using it with a external hdd. i deleted everything that was on the drive using disk management via esata. i just choose "delete volume" in disk management but it still doesn't show up.

@TwoCables
i didn't mean to be angry. sorry if it seemed that way. i was just stating that what i did didn't work.
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ok i installed a new 2TB hdd and it worked. however the old hdd i first tried still doesn't show up in disk management. the old hdd that shows offline member, i was using it with a external hdd. i deleted everything that was on the drive using disk management via esata. i just choose "delete volume" in disk management but it still doesn't show up.

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i didn't mean to be angry. sorry if it seemed that way. i was just stating that what i did didn't work.
try running windows setup and see if it shows in there... if so then do a format and create a new partition there.

if its showing in raid then you might be able to format it in there as well
    
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