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 Will reformatting OS Hardrive affect secondary RAID0? - Forum 2 SSD's One Partition? Without Raid 0 - Forum Raid 0 with a partition - Forum Raid 0, Can I partition it? - 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 Trying to expand Windows partition on a RAID (1+0) setup Forum RAID 0 partition constantly becoming corrupt Forum SolvedSSD Raid 0 and back up partition help? Forum SolvedRaid 0 with partition Forum SolvedRAID 0 STRIPED Lost Partition Recovery Forum cant reformat partition 0 disk 1 Forum SolvedCan 1 or 2 x SSD's be set to 2,3, or 4 partitions to benefit from any raid array configuration ? ( ie: RAID 0,1,2,3,4,5,10 ? Forum Solved2 SSD's, RAID 0, but multiple partitions? Forum SolvedReformat Raid 0 HDDs for new system Forum SolvedReformatting a specific partition 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 Windows 7 install created 100MB system partition. Will RAID0 Work now? Forum Please clarify how best to partition RAID 0 drive set up Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !