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 XP Won't see both my 1 TB hard drives Forum Help! RAID 0 crash...replaced both hard drives with one. Forum How to replace two existing hard drives in a Raid 1 XP operating system Forum Does the Western digital warranty cover both Hard drives in a Raid -0 Forum Installing Windows 7 on both of my PCs hard drives . Forum Good "cheap" hard drives for Raid Forum Windows not able to format my RAID 0 drive Forum Taken hard drives out of raid , must initialize disk HELP! Forum Cant Format Hard Drive ?! Forum Can't format RAID drive after lightning strike Forum 2 Hard Drives RAID 0 vs 1 Hard Drive Forum RAID with minimal (but really big) hard drives Forum Hard drives not in raid anymore Forum Promise Raid stuffs WD hard drives ? Forum Vista doesn't see my additional hard drives as part of a RAID array Forum 1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum p5b:how many drives can die in raid 10 ? what about raid 01? Forum old hard drive needs recovery Forum More RAID Woes.... again.... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !