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RAID 0 won't show up in Explorer

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Here is the situation.

I'm a first time SSD owner. Here is the final configuration I want to end up with:
SSD - Win7 OS boot
2x 500gb WD - RAID 0
1x 2gb - backup

I've asked questions before regarding RAID and SSD, I understand TRIM will not be supported and was advised to set SATA in BIOS to RAID even before installing Win7.

My mobo SATA ports 1-4 and 5-6 can be set up separately. I've set 1-4 as RAID and 5-6 as IDE. (Thinking that I could ~maybe~ plug the SSD into 5 or 6 and get TRIM working) The only drive plugged in at the time of the install was the Vertex 2.

Right now, Win7 is installed on Vertex 2. Vertex 2 and the 2TB backup are plugged in to SATA port 5&6 set to IDE. The 2x500GB WD hdds were set up as RAID 0 in the pre-post menu (Ctrl+F, whatever you call it).

RAID, however, doesn't show up in Explorer, not even in BIOS.

I've never set up a RAID array before. What am I doing wrong? How do I get my 2x500GB RAID to show up in Explorer?
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Did you format the array?
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Thats a negative. I assumed it does so automatically, i think the "Fast Initialize" On/Off option did so.

Guess not, how would I go about doing so?
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post #4 of 14
Right Click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management. The array should be visible here.

Right click it and select format.
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post #5 of 14
Press Windows Key and type diskmgmt.msc. Press enter.

Now partition and format the correct RAID drive.
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Originally Posted by dessoir View Post
Thats a negative. I assumed it does so automatically, i think the "Fast Initialize" On/Off option did so.

Guess not, how would I go about doing so?
Edit-
Snip, didn't read all of your first post. Just waking up for the kill.
Edited by Ricdeau - 1/2/11 at 9:24am
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post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the updates.

I did create the raid array in BIOS. Set up the block size, array type and which drives to include.

Upon booting into win7 the array doesn't show up in explorer or disc manage for that matter.

What does that mean?
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by dessoir View Post
Thanks for the updates.

I did create the raid array in BIOS. Set up the block size, array type and which drives to include.

Upon booting into win7 the array doesn't show up in explorer or disc manage for that matter.

What does that mean?
Into the Windows setup?
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post #9 of 14
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What do you mean by into the windows setup?
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post #10 of 14
Have you tried installing the RAID driver from your MOBO disk? When you install windows [on a raid array] this often happens automatically, but in your case you may have to do it yourself.
Edited by Fletcher Carnaby - 1/2/11 at 9:36am
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