T7600 - Win10 x64
Dual Xenon E5-2630
16GB RAM (4x 4GB)
h310 raid controller
Boot Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD
Data Drives (raid 1): (2) WD Velociraptor 500GB 10K WD5000HHTZ
The data raid (VD) does not show up in Windows under "My Computer". Drives are recognized by the h310 controller and are online but in the BIOS config it says there is 0GB free capacity, the operation says "none", and there are dashes next to the physical disks.
I have done both a fast and full initialization with no change.
This is a newly setup machine. Boot disk is configured "non-raid". There are no issues with boot or Windows 10 loading.
I followed these Dell instructions for the raid setup.
The Virtual Container must be BIOS Formatted BEFORE OS will go on.
F6 Mass Storage Drivers are NOT Native to windows.
PERC H310 H710
Windows 7 or 8 or 10 will NOT see ANY drives without the Browse for driver on Floppy or USB flash drive.
Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files to be placed on USB FLASH.
Precision: RAID Setup (pre-install Drivers
SpeedStep, thank you for the reply and I appreciate your other posts on this topic.
In this case, I have already installed Win10 on an SSD drive (non-raid) then installed the (2) 500GB Raid-1 drives. Do I need to go back and reinstall the OS and setup the raid-1 at the same time? I loaded the raid drivers to the OS SSD drive during Win10 install but I am still not able to use the 500GB drives.
You cant use in Raid and non raid simultaneously. Changing Means New container, reformat, reinstall. This is a SAS controller. You cannot mix SAS and Sata Drives.
I currently have the system configured with both a non-raid OS drive and a raid array. It sounds like this is my issue. I'll go ahead and reformat and place my OS drive into a raid 0 and hopefully that will get my raid 1 active.
All drives are SATA but from the research I did the h310 supports SATA/SAS/SSD.
Mixing sas and sata on the same bus is an issue.
This is a physical visible difference.
There are both SAS and SATA SSD's as well as hard drives.
I reformatted set my OS drive to raid 0 and my data drives to raid 1 and it worked.
For the archives, the other piece I was missing was initializing the raid 1 VD in windows disk manager.