Duplicate drive partitions in My Computer RRS feed

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  • Recently I changed over my SATA cables, i'm preety sure I connected the drives to the same port as before.
    Since then I now have duplicate drives in My Computer.
    I have 2 HDD's configured in RAID 1 (mirrored) with 3 partitions, C: D: and F:. But now I have G: H: and I: showing as exact copies of C,D and F.
    I'm suspecting my RAID has gone a bit funny and isn't hiding the mirrored drive, any ideas anyone?
    Sunday, January 4, 2009 2:33 PM

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    Before moving on, please help me confirm the following points:


    1.      Are you using a hardware based RAID controller?

    2.      Does the RAID 1 still working? (If you create a txt file on drive D, does it appear on drive H?)


    Then, please check RAID setting in BIOS, and try to disable RAID and enable RAID. The RAID problem may be caused by incorrect BIOS settings. If your RAID controller has own utility, try to verify settings in utility. Thank you for your cooperation.


    Hope it helps.

    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 9:33 AM
  • Hi,

    The mirror is working ie if i made a test file on one drive it appears in the other, i think the RAID had turned itself off though in the BIOS, seems ok now
    Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:42 PM