Do i have to format both hard drives for raid 1? Tags: Hard Drives NAS / RAID Computer Format Storage Last response: April 23, 2007 3:46 PM in Storage Share onmywaytochurch April 23, 2007 12:35:17 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? Thank you. More about : format hard drives raid joex444 April 23, 2007 3:46:04 PM Just format the RAID partition you see in Windows. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum2 portable hard drives , using both macbook + PC, which format for each ForumXP Won't see both my 1 TB hard drives ForumHelp! RAID 0 crash...replaced both hard drives with one. ForumHow to replace two existing hard drives in a Raid 1 XP operating system ForumDoes the Western digital warranty cover both Hard drives in a Raid -0 ForumInstalling Windows 7 on both of my PCs hard drives . ForumGood "cheap" hard drives for Raid ForumWindows not able to format my RAID 0 drive ForumTaken hard drives out of raid , must initialize disk HELP! ForumCant Format Hard Drive ?! ForumCan't format RAID drive after lightning strike Forum2 Hard Drives RAID 0 vs 1 Hard Drive ForumRAID with minimal (but really big) hard drives ForumHard drives not in raid anymore ForumPromise Raid stuffs WD hard drives ? ForumVista doesn't see my additional hard drives as part of a RAID array Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forump5b:how many drives can die in raid 10 ? what about raid 01? Forumold hard drive needs recovery ForumMore RAID Woes.... again.... More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !