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Do i have to format both hard drives for raid 1?
Apr 23, 2007, 12:35 AM
I Recently bought two extra 500gb matching hard drives. My os is already installed on my main 60gb hd. I set up the the two recently bought hard drives for Silicon Image Sata RAID 1.
I was unable to find the raid(Hard Drive) under "My Computer". I then realizied i needed to format and name the RAID drive. I did this by opening up Computer Management - Storage - Disk Management.
My question is do i need to go back to the bios, disable the RAID 1 and then format BOTH hard drives through the computer management utility? Or is formating the one (RAID)drive enough?
Apr 23, 2007
format hard drives raid
Apr 23, 2007, 3:46 PM
Just format the RAID partition you see in Windows.
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