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Windows 7: Raid-1 drive pull out to transfer and reformat

03 Jan 2013   #1
DUNKY

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Raid-1 drive pull out to transfer and reformat

RAID-1 DRIVE PULL OUT TO TRANSFER ...


I have a pair of mirrored RAID-1 drives (these have been removed and sitting as is for about 6months or so)

There is no important data on this that im concerned about preserving.

What i want to do is reformat them into 2 separate single storage HDD'safter installing them into my new system ... is this possible? ... or will it mess up my new system?


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04 Jan 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

sure, you can connect and format them. Make sure the bios is booting from the right disk (your own, not one of them) though or if they had a system installed it could boot from one of them.

You can also connect them when the PC is already running, a feature called hot-swap, by connecting first the data cable and then the power cable to the disk, and waiting a minute or so for it to get recognized. And maybe repeat that a few times if it doesn't at the first time.
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06 Jan 2013   #3
DUNKY

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
sure, you can connect and format them. Make sure the bios is booting from the right disk (your own, not one of them) though or if they had a system installed it could boot from one of them.

You can also connect them when the PC is already running, a feature called hot-swap, by connecting first the data cable and then the power cable to the disk, and waiting a minute or so for it to get recognized. And maybe repeat that a few times if it doesn't at the first time.


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