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Removing Raid 0 from SSDs

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Parting out my PC and need some help formatting the 2 SSDs I have in Raid 0. How do I format them and delete the partitions if they are my boot drive(s)? Things were so simple with DOS, but with Win7 I am lost.
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post #2 of 5
When you boot your computer just enter the intel raid utility. I think it is ctrl+i on boot but im not 100% on that. Once in there just delete the raid disk and it will leave the drives unformated. You could just format easily via windows (on a diff drive of course since your os will be gone from the raid) or a windows boot cd.
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post #3 of 5
Just quick format or use the diskpart clean command like any other drive?

Or do you want to wipe the drives as well? If so you do this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227597/how-to-secure-erase-your-solid-state-drive-ssd-with-parted-magic
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Just turn off the RAID 0, fire up Gparted boot disk and format them as free space.
 
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post #5 of 5
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got it figured out, deleted the RAID 0 then plugged them into my laptop and double checked they were clean. thanks for the tips all, +Rep
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