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I am using 4 SSD's in RAID 0 for Boot/heavy use programs/etc. and 3 HDD in RAID 5 for storage (user profile has been migrated here) all on an LSI 9265-8i controller.

I recently lost one of my HDD's from the array and made the foolish decision to erase all data instead of simply re-adding the drive using the existing raid configuration. So now I have a few questions:

I backed up both Array's using Acronis TI 2011, and tried restoring the partitions (windows 7, programs, mbr) for my SSD Array, which failed. So now I've decided to simply start from a fresh Windows 7 install, but I am unsure of how to wipe my SSD's properly. Do I still use HDD Erase? Does HDD Erase recognize the drives on the RAID controller? The controller itself has some methods of erasing data on the drives, is this sufficient for wiping the SSD array?


Thanks!
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1. Starting with a clean install removes some possible unwanted problems
2. You should for optimal performance
3. Most likely no, but I'm not 100% sure
4. Most likely no, again not 100% sure. Afaik the best way is to dismantle the array and erase each SSD
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