Need help activating RAID
Hey Kevin - I'm hoping you can help me with this. I bought a W520 to use with RAID, but when I tried to purchase a system with the RAID configuration, the Lenovo site wouldn't accept it. So, I went to a sales rep, and he tried to configure the machine, and it still wouldn't process the order. So, I said, hey, just send me a machine with an optical drive, I'll swap in a drive caddy, and then I can activate the RAID in the bios, right? The sales rep thought, sure, that oughta work. So, I bought my machine.
Turns out: The RAID option doesn't come up in the BIOS. After several hours with Lenovo tech support, they came back with 'You can't activate the RAID, it needs to be done at the factory'.
I was hoping you guys might know better, otherwise I'll have to return this machine and wait 3 weeks for them to even ship my new one.
It's not clear to me that even the guys at Lenovo are sure about this.
Thanks for your help.