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Is this the correct steps to delete RAID 0 setup?

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June 23, 2012 5:16:14 AM

Hey community,

I am planning to delete my RAID 0 setup, and only use one of the hard drives only. I know what to do, but I want to see if I did it correctly. So, here is what I am going go do:

1. Delete my RAID 0 setup.
2. Format both of my hard drives (when install windows).
3. Shutdown computer.
4. Disconnect one of the hard drives and reconnect one of the hard drives, and optical drive correctly.
5. Install operating system, drivers, and programs.

So, any experts out there, am I planning it correctly? Or I did something wrong? Any suggestions or comments will be appericated, thank you.

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a c 523 G Storage
June 23, 2012 5:35:58 AM

1.) Delete your RAID-0 setup in RAID BIOS.
2.) Reboot into BIOS and change SATA mode to AHCI.
3.) Shut down computer.
4.) Disconnect 1 HDD.
5.) Install Windows (Windows will automatically format the drive during installation).
6.) Shut down computer and connect 2nd HDD.
7.) Boot into Windows, go to Disk Management, initialize 2nd HDD, Quick Format it, and assign it a drive letter.
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June 23, 2012 5:47:35 AM

Dereck47 said:
1.) Delete your RAID-0 setup in RAID BIOS.
2.) Reboot into BIOS and change SATA mode to AHCI.
3.) Shut down computer.
4.) Disconnect 1 HDD.
5.) Install Windows (Windows will automatically format the drive during installation).
6.) Shut down computer and connect 2nd HDD.
7.) Boot into Windows, go to Disk Management, initialize 2nd HDD, Quick Format it, and assign it a drive letter.


Oh yeah. I forgot step two as well. I am not doing to use the second hard drive, since it's like four years old, SATA 3/gbits. I don't it to crash, losing all my files. I will ignore step 6 and 7, and install drivers and programs. Is that okay? Thanks.

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a c 523 G Storage
June 23, 2012 6:00:01 AM

Cool
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June 23, 2012 6:06:53 AM

Wait, I got one more question. After I delete my RAID setup, and put SATA mode to AHCI, can I format the hard drives first when installing windows? Then I will shut down and disconnect one of the hard drives. Is that okay? Thanks. :D 
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a c 523 G Storage
June 23, 2012 6:10:18 AM

ipwn3r456 said:
can I format the hard drives first when installing windows?


Yes you could, but why not let Windows do it?
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June 23, 2012 6:15:40 AM

Dereck47 said:
Yes you could, but why not let Windows do it?


That's what I am trying to say. Like I am going to put the windows installation disk, then I will format both hard drives during this installation process. Then I will shutdown the computer, disconnect one of the hard drives, and do the windows installation again. Do you get me now? Sorry for the confusion.
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a c 523 G Storage
June 23, 2012 6:22:51 AM

Yes, I understand. It’s an extra step but you can do that with no problem.
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June 23, 2012 6:42:01 AM

Dereck47 said:
Yes, I understand. It’s an extra step but you can do that with no problem.


Alright, thanks for the help. Hope everything will work fine for me, since this is the first time I am doing this. Thanks again.
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June 23, 2012 2:34:35 PM

Best answer selected by ipwn3r456.
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