Solved Help in KEEPING RAID systems after format! Tags: Storage Systems NAS / RAID Hard Drives Format Last response: February 19, 2014 10:00 PM in Storage Share DaYiM February 19, 2014 2:18:58 PM Hello, I have 3 RAID systems; 1. 2x HDD's Internals, in Simple Mode. 2. 4x HDD's Externals, in Spanned Mode. 3. 3x HDD's Externals, in Spanned Mode. ( 2 & 3; In MediaSonic enclosure, eSata Cable with PCI-Express ) I want to format my PC with clean install, the problem is that all these RAID's are SoftWare & the HDD's are DYNAMIC. Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but will i be able to use this RAID's normally after the format? Or i need to break all RAID's, then make it again with the newly installed windows? & HOW?! More about : keeping raid systems format Reply to DaYiM Best solution popatim a c 885 G Storage February 19, 2014 5:45:17 PM You will need to 'Import Foreign disk', after you get windows installed again, from the disk management screen. Run diskmgmt.msc or you can access disk management from the computer management screen. Personally I would leave the externals disconnected during the clean install and be sure to have the drivers for the esata cards handy. Reply to popatim Share DaYiM February 19, 2014 10:00:48 PM thanks for your help, but i have a some questions; just now i went to disk management screen but didn't find the option you mentioned! also before the import shouldn't i make an export! what about the internal RAID? Reply to DaYiM m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Xp pro keeping your games and program files after a format. Forum SolvedFormat and Use Hard Drive After RAID Forum Laptop keeps freezing after format Forum Solvedwindows 8.1 desktop won't shutdown after format. Please Help!! Forum After win7 update, win is asking to format my existing raid Forum SolvedI Can't Access My RAID Drives After Windows 7 Installation HELP! Forum SolvedHelp with raid 5 recovery after bios setting change made disks go nonmember. Forum i will check the pen drive in 4 systems but thats not working its open display format disk msg plzzzzzzz help meee there are m Forum RAID 1 configuration recovery after format C\ Forum Solvedhelp needed to recover raid 0 array after bios update Forum Can't format RAID drive after lightning strike Forum my pendrive is not open after format its open . Eject then put the system its not work after format work . these are continuou Forum SolvedHelp! Windows unable to complete format - system files on secondary internal drive? Forum TV saying "Invalid Format" after System Recovery attempt Forum SolvedPlease help: Why does my computer keep crashing after I've downloaded my GPU's new driver? Forum Hi,am using hp company 6710b system,I have wifi connection but after my system format wifi is not working. My network only Forum SolvedHelp on software RAID and a DAS system Forum how do i upload photos from an sd card to a lap top. it keeps telling me to format the card. help Forum SolvedOPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND after formatting HDD on Sony VAIO vpceh. Forum SolvedWill I keep my programs with a Windows 8 system image after switching motherboards? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !