Thread: RAIDed drive capacity
March 17th, 2004, 07:43 PM #1
RAIDed drive capacity
Should there be any decrease in the total capacity of drives running raid striping?
Right now I have 2 100 gig drives in raid 0 and a 200 gig drive. In disk management though, it says i have a 186 gig drive (the one with xp on it) and another that has 128 unallocated. I'm pretty sure i formatted the raided drives, but i really don't know whats going on with it, or how to tell for sure which drive is which.
March 17th, 2004, 07:56 PM #2
the reason it says 186 is because it is converted from base 10 to bas 2 so a manufacturer will call a gigabye 1000 megabytes where it is really 1024 and so on
not sure what you are saying about the unalocated....is it showing the 186 and then has an extra 128 that are unalocated and if so is there another physical driveHey who turned sigs on?
March 17th, 2004, 07:59 PM #3
right right i know this, what i'm saying is i should have 2 186 gig drives, cause i have 2 100's in one drive and a 200 in another, and i dont know why it keeps telling me the capacity is 128
March 17th, 2004, 08:04 PM #4
oh ok....the 200 is showing up as a 128 because that is a limit....i assume you have win xp as an OS...you need to get service pack 1 to get passed this...also it seams like you have since windows recognizes the other drive so i would suspect that your motherboards dosent support the raid on that praticular controller...if i knew your model number i could go check...you will probobally be able to fix this with a bios flash but if not you can always partition itHey who turned sigs on?
March 17th, 2004, 09:49 PM #5
I have the k8v deluxe with 2 onboard raid controllers, i'm pretty sure it would work, but SP 1 sounds like a good idea to me.
now if i can just get that pesky virus fixed....
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