Disk Management problem with external RAID enclosure.

Hi guys,

I have a two bay BP-ESATA232UESR ( Athena Power Backplane BP-ESATA232UESR ) that I threw two 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 drives into it. I configured the DIP switches for RAID-1 and the SteelVine software reported that it built the raid correctly. I should have a ~1.3TB volume in the disk management section, but instead I get an unallocated volume of 3445.26GB which I can't perform any action on or I get an I/O error. I've also tried connecting this via USB with the same results.

I uploaded a pic of what my disk management looks like:
ImageBam - Fast, Free Image Hosting and Photo Sharing

I've tried configuring this thing with various modes, JBOD, SPAN, etc. I even got it to tell me I had nearly 7TB between those two drives, which of course isn't possible, just as the 3445.26GB isn't possible.



Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
Hi Chris,
I was just checking out the site for the drives and wondered if you know whether the software is 7 compatible? Or..try running the software in compatible mode?

This website is not affiliated, owned, or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. It is a member of the Microsoft Partner Program.