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How to setup two harddisks without RAID

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Rasmus Tvenstrup
Occasional Advisor

How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Hi,

I reccently bought a HP ProLiant ML350 G5 server. Beside that i bought two SAS 3,5 harddisks both of 450 GB.

I wan't to use them as regular harddrives, so i have to harddrives, ect. C: and D:, and both on 450 GB.

But when I try to configure them, using HP Array Configuration Utiliy, I can only choose to use RAID 1+0 and RAID 0.

So in Windows Server 2003 I can only see one drive.

Can anyone help me please ;)

Thank you.

Best regards,

Rasmus
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Dmitry_75
Valued Contributor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Hi Rasmus!

In ACU or ORCA (F8) make 2 arrays with 1 HDD, not 1 array with 2 HDD.
Rasmus Tvenstrup
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Hi Dmitry,

Thanks for your quick reply.

I have tried to make two SAS array, with one logical drive in each. Cause I thought that would do it. (when I do this i still have to choose RAID 0).

But I can still only see one drive in windows, this way. Do I need to do anything else?

/Rasmus
Dmitry_75
Valued Contributor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

If you have 2 arrays in ACU, then you must see 2 hard drives in disk management. May be one of them not initialized?
Rasmus Tvenstrup
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

If you have 2 arrays in ACU, then you must see 2 hard drives in disk management. May be one of them not initialized?


Well i do have 2 arrays. I will take some pictures and upload, so you can see my configuration.

When you say disk management, do you then mean Explorer, Device Manager or what?

/Rasmus
Rasmus Tvenstrup
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Here is my ACU Configuration. See attached picture.
Rasmus Tvenstrup
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Here is my device manager. See attached picture.
Rasmus Tvenstrup
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Here is my explorer. See attached picture.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor
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Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Hi,

It sounds like you haven't created a file system on the second logical drive...

Right click My Computer, and go to Manage.

Then select Disk Management under Storage.

You should see the second drive there that you can partition up and format etc.

Cheers,

Rob
Rasmus Tvenstrup
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Hi Rob,

Okay that's what Dmitry meant with Disk Management.

I'll try that and reply if it's a success or not ;)

Thanks.

Rasmus
Rasmus Tvenstrup
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to setup two harddisks without RAID

Hi Rob,

It worked! ;)

So many thanks for you help. I have submitted points for you.

Dmitry, post a reply and i will submit point for you too.. Thanks for you help.

Best regards,

Rasmus