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How to reformat a drive that was in raid 0

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March 17, 2012 4:10:50 PM

hello. I just got an ssd and I wanted to use my old hard drive that was part of a raid 0 as a backup drive now. when I use disk management there is no option to reformat it, delete it. only thing I can do is initialize the disk but that does not work. can anyone help me? thank you :) 

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March 17, 2012 4:36:19 PM

I found out how. i had to go back into the bios and change it back to raid then go to the raid control(ctrl l) and delete the raid things from the two drives.
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March 19, 2012 4:43:44 PM

That'll work. If you have this issue in the future, you could also go into the Drive Manager while still in AHCI mode and re-initialize the drive. If any partitions are visible, delete them first.

Unasked-for opinion: Backup is much better than RAID0. RAID0 = high risk of loss. Backup = low risk of loss. My one cent's worth.
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