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Hey guys, I had my trusty old WD 500Gb hard drive fail on me last week. Been about 3 or 4 years of heavy use now. Anyway, I said what the heck I went and researched a little and found that the WD Caviar Greens were a pretty sweet package. I picked me up 3 of the 1 TB drives with the 64MB Cache that spin at 5400RPM's I think. Anyway, in my research I read a large amount of people said that these drives, while slower rpm wise put out slightly better performance due to the cache size and also because of the slower spinning, the drive last a little longer and uses less power. I don't know if this is 100% accurate but I read a multiple like this.

Anyway, On to the situation. I have the MSI K9A2 Platinum and purchased 3 drives in the thought of running a RAID5 setup ... till I remembered the board only supports a 0/1/1+0 setup. So I decided to Run one drive by itself with the OS on it and put the other 2 in a RAID0 using the two Promise T3 Sata ports on my mobo. Well two days later fighting it I finally was able to boot the computer up and run my Vista 64bit.

Problem:

Under the Device Manager ---> Disk Drives I'm showing both the Promise 2+0 Stripe/RAID0 SCSI Disk Device and the WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA Device (my single with the OS on it).

But I can't seem to access this RAID anywhere. I'm a newb when it comes to RAID and Bios etc but how in the name of Christ can I get it to work because I need to get my games etc loaded back onto it and get back trucking on the computer.

Any help at all would be appreciated!
Thanks
Mitchell
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Probably need to format the disk.
Go to the start menu and type "disk management." It should bring up a window with all your volumes (partitions) listed at the top, as well as a graphical representation of each physical disk at the bottom. Find the desired disk at the bottom, right click the blank space next to it and click "Format." Follow the instructions, after which you should be able to access your disk in windows explorer/my computer.
    
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haha it works thank you soooo much!!!!
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3 Caviar Green Drives 1TB, 2 in RAID0 Samsung 22x DVD burner Vista Business 64bit Acer AL2016W 
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3 Caviar Green Drives 1TB, 2 in RAID0 Samsung 22x DVD burner Vista Business 64bit Acer AL2016W 
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