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Installing Windows 10 on a Precision Workstation Tx600 System Equipped with a single hard drive attached to a PERC H310 RAID Controller





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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.)

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Figure 1. - No Hard Drive configured in the RAID Array

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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.)

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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.)

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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.)

Click OK to Acknowledge
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.

Reference

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H310, H710, H710P, and H810 User’s Guide



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