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Win 7 Wont Recognize Raid Arrays


I have constructed a new computer with compatible hardware. I purchased windows 7 home premium and it doesn't recognize the two raid arrays i have setup in both the bios and raid configurator. I have installed all of the latest drivers , firmware, and updates available for every piece of hardware and windows.

I have two raid arrays setup: (2) 250 gb in raid 1 (for windows 7) and (3) 1 tb in raid 5. When booted up, windows only sees the first 250 gb drive. When i enter disk manager, it sees all five drives, but has the second 250 gb and all three 1 tb drives as independent drives and are inactive. I can activate them, but they still remain independent and not as a raid array. The bios and the configurator see two drives: (1) at 250 gb and (1) at 1. 8 tb (which is correct in the raid setup).

Do i need to buy a higher version of windows 7? (Professional or ultimate) or am i missing something in windows?


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