RAID Array Does Not Show up in My Windows 7 Computer?
"Hello, I do have two WD 1TB hard drives used on a RAID array on my Windows XP computer. And then, before I upgrade the OS of this computer from this Windows XP to Windows 7, I do have unplugged this RAID array and installed it to another Windows 7 computer. However, after inserting this RAID array well to this new computer well, I just find this RAID doesn’t show up in this computer. Honestly, after several checking, I just find it can be seen in both of the BIOS interface and Windows Device Manager. But, neither of these two hard drives inside this RAID array could be shown in MY Computer so that I even cannot access them and inner stored data till now. Do you have any idea about my RAID problems? Have I set it up there incorrectly? What can I do now to let the computer recognize it functionally? Thanks for any idea here!"
Hello, friends! Have you resolved your RAIDarray hard drive problems successfully? If not, no worry. From your description, your RAID problems may not be as terrible as you think. Go read the below article to see what you can do now:
Have You Downloaded a Driver to Set Up This RAID on Your Windows 7 PC?
Have you ever tried to install or use RAID hard drives on this new Windows 7 computer before? How did you set up your RAID hard drives last time? Have you download and update your RAID hard drive driver timely? In fact, like setting up a internal hard disk on your PC, when trying to use and set up a RAID array, you do need to download and install a driver there. Hence, if you do have never ever used or set up a RAID driver there before, immediately select and download one there. Merely open Google and search "intel rste driver" or "rste driver" to pick a compatible one. Of course, if you do have ever applied a RAID array there and installed a driver well there, in case that the established one is outdated, also download and install the updates well. And then, reboot your PC and see whether they will show up in My Computer of your PC.
Have You Checked Disk Management to See Whether They Are Activated Well There?
If your RAID hard drives still cannot show up in My Computer Window after applying a RAID driver there well, you may immediately go to Disk Management interface and see whether your two hard disks are displayed well there. Do these two RAID hard drives have been assigned with a drive letter there? If not, immediately right click them there to add a new letter for them. If these two hard drives just show as RAW file system or not initialized or not formatted, you’d better not rush to format or initialize them before you smoothly recover any important data back from these two hard drives.
*As with RAW file system hard disk problems and not formatted hard disk problems, before formatting these drives to wipe everything inside, you are supposed to apply hard disk data recovery software to rescue desired data back at first.
*In order to convert RAW to NTFS for restoring the common use of these two hard disks, also remember to format them after data recovery processes.
Have You Partitioned and Formatted These Two RAID Hard Drives Well Then?
Have you partitioned and formatted this two RAID hard drives well in advance before you try to use and access them on your Windows computer? In fact, in order to avoid farther troubles, make full use the space of your RAID hard drives well and manage the future data orderly, you are also suggested to partition and format these two hard disks well latter. Really don’t know such knowledge and straightly attempt to access them? OK! No worry. After backing up everything important well to another storage device, go partition these two drives into several ones and also format them well for the near future use.
*If you also do have no idea about hard disk partitioning stuffs, go download reliable drive partition software to help you. Of course, if you do have or know some computer experts, also go let them help you or give you some useful software recommendations.
*No matter which ways you choose to partition these two RAID hard drives, you’d better extract all precious or valuable files, folders, photos, games and the like stuffs and make data backups on other available storage devices well in case of unexpected data loss troubles.
Have You Consulted Some Hard Disk Experts for Help?
In these days, not all computers support RAID hard disks and not all computers that have ever used RAID hard drives support all type of RAID hard disks. Hence, even when the new Windows 7 computer really has ever been installed and used a RAID array there, that doesn’t indicate it will also recognize and read this newly inserted RAID array well. Different conditions of the RAID hard drive owners may have distinct problems. If all these suggestions mentioned above also cannot resolve your RAID issues, you’d better immediately consult some experts for help. Overall, no matter what they suggest you do, always remember to rescue your RAID hard disk data out firstly. In the future, no matter you use the common internal hard disks or RAID hard disks, always create data backups on other drives or locations well all the time.