Reformatting of RAID 0 partition Tags: Hard Drives NAS / RAID Partition Storage Last response: January 25, 2012 6:20 PM in Storage Share Blakenewbie January 25, 2012 12:59:58 AM Hi Guys, I have two HDD (1TB each) configured into a RAID 0. I have made partitions C (1 TB, used as main drive for OS) and D (1 TB, used as secondary drive data storage). Say if drive C got hit with a virus and I have to reformat. When reformatting and installing Window 7 onto C, will the stored data in drive D be wiped out? Hope get to your experience or thoughts on this. Thanks, Newbie More about : reformatting raid partition PhilFrisbie a b G Storage January 25, 2012 1:26:38 AM As long as you only format the C drive, the D drive will be fine. Also, DO NOT change the partitions in any way. . . m 0 l Blakenewbie January 25, 2012 1:32:45 AM Thanks for response... One second thought...Should I break up RAID 0 and run the two drives as independent with drive C with the OS... I have been reading a lot of issues with RAID 0 configuration on loss data and I am having doubt if I should still stick with RAID 0... I am using my PC for gaming... m 0 l Related resources RAID 2+0 to 2+1 without reformatting? - Forum 2 SSD's One Partition? Without Raid 0 - Forum Will reformatting OS Hardrive affect secondary RAID0? - Forum Raid 0 with a partition - Forum SSD Raid 0 and back up partition help? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Blakenewbie January 25, 2012 1:32:59 AM Thanks for response... One second thought...Should I break up RAID 0 and run the two drives as independent with drive C with the OS... I have been reading a lot of issues with RAID 0 configuration on loss data and I am having doubt if I should still stick with RAID 0... I am using my PC for gaming... m 0 l PhilFrisbie a b G Storage January 25, 2012 6:20:35 PM RAID 0 will get you faster reads and writes, which will help with games which load levels. Yes, with RAID 0 a single drive failure will result in the loss of all your data, but that is why you perform regular backups right? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRaid 0 with partition Forum cant reformat partition 0 disk 1 Forum SolvedRAID 0 STRIPED Lost Partition Recovery Forum SolvedReformat Raid 0 HDDs for new system Forum MAC:-LOST PARTITION ON STRIPED RAID0 SET!!! Forum Samsung hard drive raid 0 larger partition Forum Installing W7 on new partition with Raid0 Forum SolvedCan i reformat ssd into raid 0 Forum Windows 7 install created 100MB system partition. Will RAID0 Work now? Forum Please clarify how best to partition RAID 0 drive set up Forum RAID0 with partition Forum Can i partition 2 caviar black 1.0 TB to 200 GB raid 0 Forum Partition Table Loss - RAID 0 ... 2nd time in 5 months Forum Raid 0 partition missing Forum SolvedDo you need to reformat for Raid 0? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !