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I want to remove my raid 0 and use the two drives independently!

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I have two 500GB WD hard drives connected to a Highpoint Rocket Raid 2220 card.

Windows 7 see's them as a single E:\ drive and they are formated to NTFS.

What I would like to do is use then as single drives connected directly to my motherboard.

If I connect them directly to the motherboard they are not detected (I have tried two different boards).

I have tried deleting the array using the Highpoint interface (CTRL-H) on startup but this makes no difference.

Is there anything special I have to do?

Your help and or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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IIRC the Highpoint controller tags them as RAID members, you need to plug 'em back in to the Highpoint and remove them as RAID members if you want to use them on a non-Highpoint controller.

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Connect one at a time directly to the MB, and then use a freebie such as HDAT2 or VIVARD in FreeDOS to wipe them completely, starting from sector 0...that should remove anything and everything that the RAID controller could have written, and then they'll show up as virgin blank drives after that.

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alternately, and quite easy to use are any number of free linux live cd/dvd's. i use GRML or Knoppix as my rescue cd's. the utility on them is called 'dd'. as your input file youd use the zero device which on a linux system is '/dev/zero' linux cd's are useful fixing a wide variety of these issues caused by proprietary applications.

i dont think they like us to post urls to specific applications/products even if they are free but google dd for windows and you will see a lot of hits for free utilities that will wipe your disk for you from inside windows. rawrite studio is one of them.

Connect one at a time directly to the MB, and then use a freebie such as HDAT2 or VIVARD in FreeDOS to wipe them completely, starting from sector 0...that should remove anything and everything that the RAID controller could have written, and then they'll show up as virgin blank drives after that.

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