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Help Getting SATA HD's To Work


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AnaMayShun

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I recently built my computer. And I got it up and running. But I can't get Windows XP Pro to read the 2 Sata 3.0 (Seagate Barracuda's 320GBs). When I boot up my computer it reads it and says (Striped 598GBs). I guess it combined them. But I was wonder how I can get windows to read it, so I can start saving things to them. I have a Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 motherboard. If you need any more info let me know. Thanks.
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i downloaded Seagates Discwizard and I got 1 HD to show. But I can't get the other one to.
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Your computer has been set up to use the drives on what's called a RAID 0 setup.

What this basically means is the two hard drives are being used as one big one, hence the figure of 598Gb. Therefore, to all intents and purposes, as far as Windows and any other software is concerned, there is only one drive.

I presume you want to install Windows on this, so you do this by booting off the Windows CD and when it says to press F6, do that and insert the floppy disk that came with the board. This can usually be made either by booting off the motherboard CD or by downloading from Gigabyte's website. Once Windows has the driver(s) off the floppy, it should then be able to see the drives.
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