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RAID 10 - Logic Drive 2 not visible in Windows 10


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Hello, 

After 4 years of using N54L as a home storage/media server, I decided to upgrade the server to HP Microserver Gen8. 

I have read few articles in this forum how to install windows, on SSD connected to ODD, but I am struggling with one thing. I can't see the logic drive which I have created from drives in the normal bays 

 

My configuration is as follows:

SSD drive connected in ODD set as (Logic Drive 1 - RAID 0)

4 x 4TB Drives in normal bays (Logic Drive2 - RAID 10)

 

I have created the Logic Drive 2 after installation of Windows 10. Could it be the reason behind it? Do I have to initiate this drive somehow?

 

Thx

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Hello, 
After 4 years of using N54L as a home storage/media server, I decided to upgrade the server to HP Microserver Gen8. 
I have read few articles in this forum how to install windows, on SSD connected to ODD, but I am struggling with one thing. I can't see the logic drive which I have created from drives in the normal bays 
 
My configuration is as follows:
SSD drive connected in ODD set as (Logic Drive 1 - RAID 0)
4 x 4TB Drives in normal bays (Logic Drive2 - RAID 10)
 
I have created the Logic Drive 2 after installation of Windows 10. Could it be the reason behind it? Do I have to initiate this drive somehow?
 
Thx
Did you setup the drive in Disk Management in Windows? Have you installed the SSA software in Windows to manage your arrays?
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There is only a single drive in Disk Management which is the SSD drive.

I have been configuring the RAIDs in HP Smart Storage Administrator, but in the one, which comes when you press F5 during the boot of the server.

Should I install additional software on Windows as well?

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You have to install HP drivers to access this raid. But the fact that you can see SSD configured in Raid is strange. I would reinstall Windows from the scratch using current configuration and add drivers right in the installation process when you're choosing disk to install.

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Has anyone tried to complete a raid expansion or know if the onboard raid controller can complete a raid expansion?

 

I have 1 SSD in Array 1 - OS only

 

1 have 4 2TB HDD in array 2 in a raid 1+0.  

 

Im running out of space on array 2 so i'm hoping to find a solution of increasing my disk sizes without having to backup and restore.

 

In theory my disk 3 is a mirror of my disk 1 & disk 4 is a mirror of my disk 2 so i'm wondering if i can do a online swap??

 

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Has anyone tried to complete a raid expansion or know if the onboard raid controller can complete a raid expansion?

 

I have 1 SSD in Array 1 - OS only

 

1 have 4 2TB HDD in array 2 in a raid 1+0.  

 

Im running out of space on array 2 so i'm hoping to find a solution of increasing my disk sizes without having to backup and restore.

 

In theory my disk 3 is a mirror of my disk 1 & disk 4 is a mirror of my disk 2 so i'm wondering if i can do a online swap??

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Has anyone tried to complete a raid expansion or know if the onboard raid controller can complete a raid expansion?

 

I have 1 SSD in Array 1 - OS only

 

1 have 4 2TB HDD in array 2 in a raid 1+0.  

 

Im running out of space on array 2 so i'm hoping to find a solution of increasing my disk sizes without having to backup and restore.

 

In theory my disk 3 is a mirror of my disk 1 & disk 4 is a mirror of my disk 2 so i'm wondering if i can do a online swap??

 

The B120i does not support RAID expansion. HP Smart Array controllers do support expansion. If you have the PCIe slot available you could add a P222 RAID controller, move your array to it and expand it. Otherwise you would need to setup a new array and restore from backup.
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