|I had a computer running in RAID 0. |
Two identical 500 GB HDD's. I was running an Intel Desktop DX58SO mobo with a core i7 processor. ONE of the drives started becomming unstable and the Intel RAID array stated detecting problms in one drive. I also got rare boots into vista followed by an error message telling me to backup and replace the drive followed by another immideate crash. I have ordered a replacement drive however in the meantime I'm planning on ditching the RAID 0 setup and just going the old fashioned way with the OS on one drive and the other for storage.
Here's the problem, When I try to install windows vista, it doesn't detect the HDD, my BIOS does. I know my way around computers and all my BIOS settings are correct. The drive just needs to be formatted before Vista's installer will recognize the drive.
Therefore, I have taken the HDD out of the computer and connected it externally along with the 2nd failed drive (I've connected them together, and seperatly) to another computer.
XP will detect BOTH drives. Even the failed one. However, when I go to properties BOTH drives appear to be 1 TB when they should only be 500 GB each. When I try to reformat it fails to do so through windows. Partition Manager doesn't even detect the drives.
So my ultimate question, How the heck do I reformat the remaining "working" hard drive? Is my other drive even failing? And why are my drives "Stuck" in RAID?