You installed as raid. Which means there is only one HDD with 2 parts. You have to redo install and DON'T load raid drivers. Personnaly, I would use 120G Pata drive as
"C" drive with 2 Sata storage drives (D and E). But thats just me. chuck
Has anyone had a problem adding two (2) SATA Drives to a computer and getting Windows XP to recognise both? I have added a 250 GB Maxtor and a 200 GB Maxtor to my computer. I am using an ASUS P4S800D-X Motherboard, with 1 gig of memory, 3.06 Intel Cpu, also have an IDE Maxtor 120 GB hard drive, plus a DVD reader and DVD burner. OS is Windows XP Professional.
I have tried to setup the drives as individual but Windows only sees the 250 GB as disk 'C' and the 120 GB as disk 'D', with the DVD Rom and Burner as 'E' & 'F'.
When I installed the 250 GB drive I had to press F6 to load the RAID drivers during the Windows install, then I was able to load the OS onto that drive. Everything went ok until I went to check on the drives and only saw the 250 GB drive and the 120 GB drive.
When the computer boots up BIOS shows the 250 GB as the Primary Master and the 200 GB as the Secondary Master, but Windows only sees the 250 GB drive.
My intention was to use the 250 GB drive as my boot drive and the 200 GB drive as an additional storage drive. However, I have not been able to set it up this way.
I am at wits end as I did not want to use two drives as mirrors to each other and somehow I think that is what RAID does. To me at this point having two SATA drives on a system is pointless. I would have been better off to have the one (1) SATA drive and added another IDE drive.
Does anyone have any workaround for this problem. Thanks to all in advance for your comments/suggestions.