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RAID 5 not showing up on my PC

(@confused_pc_user)
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I bought the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad RAID and set up a RAID 5 using SoftRAID on my Mac. However, I work on a PC workstation and when I plug the RAID into my PC, it won't pop up on explorer as a drive. Instead, I only see the separate drives when I need to safely remove them.

On my Mac, the RAID shows up as one drive, so it's working properly there.

Does anyone know how to navigate software RAIDs on a PC? Is this fixable or do I need to return the product?

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Topic starter Posted : 11/02/2021 10:58 am
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We do not yet have support for RAID 5 on Windows.

 

It is coming this year, probably in the next couple months, but I do not have a date. It will work fine as RAID 1, RAID 0, or as a set of independent disks in the meantime.

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Posted : 11/02/2021 11:49 am
(@confused_pc_user)
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@softraid-support Thank you for responding. I redid the RAID so it's now RAID 0 and it still doesn't show on my pc. On disk management, I see them as 4 different drives, but I can't even assign a letter to it. Do I need a specific software on my pc to be able to see the RAID?

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Topic starter Posted : 11/02/2021 5:25 pm
(@softraid-support)
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Did you install SoftRAID for windows? If so, the volume should mount automatically.

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Posted : 11/02/2021 7:13 pm
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