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 2 portable hard drives, using both macbook + PC, which format for each Forum I'm making both of my one terabyte hard drives a raid 0, but I have existing data on one of them, is there a way to not lose t Forum Help! RAID0 crash...replaced both hard drives with one. Forum SolvedHard Drives Raid 0 vs Raid 1 vs Raid 2 Forum Recover RAID 1 where both drives are RAW Forum PC 2 internal hard drives, image both to 1 drive Forum Does the Western digital warranty cover both Hard drives in a Raid-0 Forum I have both my hard drives showing up now. But everything is defaulting to my 1 Forum Windows 8.1 recognizes both my SSD and hard drive but does not show hard drive in "My Computer" Forum SolvedFormat and Use Hard Drive After RAID Forum SolvedSSD & 2 Hard Drives RAID 1, Ok? Forum SolvedNeed advice on Raid 1+0 with 4 hard drives with SSD Cache (Intel Smart Response Technology) Forum Solvedhow to set up RAID on multiple small hard drives onto 1 big hard drive Forum Looking for both the high end and the low end 1 tb sata/hdd hard drive. Forum Both Hard Drives Undetected (1 new) in BIOS and Winodws Install Forum XP Won't see both my 1TB hard drives Forum SolvedSetup RAID 1 with two drives. Windows wont see third hard drive Forum SolvedHow do I fully format my laptop hard drive windows 8.1 without bootable disk Forum SolvedHow can i remove raid 1 from non bootable raid 1 hard drives Forum SolvedDropped 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format. Help! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !