This Article has info about Installing Windows 10 on a Precision Workstation Tx600 System Equipped with a single hard drive attached to a PERC H310 RAID Controller.
Installing Windows 10 on a single drive with a PERC H310 RAID Controller
When Windows 10 is installed on a single hard drive in a Precision Workstation Tx600 system equipped with a PERC H310 RAID Controller, Windows 10 will not see the hard drive.
Configure the Single Hard Drive as a RAID 0 Array
You can resolve the by configuring the drive to a single drive RAID 0 array.
This is accomplished by first converting it the physical drive to a RAID disk and then configuring the virtual disk to a RAID 0 array of 1 drive.
Enter the RAID setup by pressing the CTRL + R Hotkey combination at boot.
NOTE: When working in the RAID BIOS, the keys on the numeric keypad should not be used.
You can do this by following the steps indicated below: (See Figures 1 & 2.)
Figure 1. - No Hard Drive configured in the RAID Array
Figure 2. - Selecting the Physical Disk in the RAID Setup.
- Press the tab key once to highlight the hard drive, press the spacebar once to select the drive (See Figure 3.)
Figure 3. - Identifying the drives for the RAID Array.
- Press the tab key 4 times, the OK button should be highlighted, press Enter to finish (See Figure 4.)
Figure 4. - Selecting the drives for the RAID Array.
- Press the Enter key with OK highlighted to acknowledge the instruction to initialize the logical drive.(See Figure 5.)
Figure 5. - Completing the RAID Array configuration.
WARNING: DO NOT INITIALIZE THE DRIVE! This process unlike most in a RAID array does NOT require initialization of the drive in the RAID BIOS. Initialization of the drive will erase all the drive metadata and destroy all data on the drive.
- Press the ESC key to exit the RAID BIOS, press the arrow key to highlight OK, press the Enter key to confirm the exit. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL key combination to restart the system.
Start the Windows 10 installation and the drive should be seen.
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