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Iam taking my 2x1tb raid 0 from my old system and putting them into my new system as individual drives. Should I format them before removing them from the old system or just format in the new system build...does it matter?
Also Does it matter if I just use the asmedia ports for these or the intel.
My system has the Z87 pro motherboard.
Edited by hurleyvcr - 3/9/14 at 1:26pm
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You'll need to partition them which you can then format to give you a(some) "clean" usable drive(s).
If you just put the drive in the new PC they would not be readable from a file perspective as they stand now.

Also, use the Intel ports whenever possible.
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If the drives were created using an Intel controller, there is a posibility you don't have to wipe the drives. However, if not, you can always go into RAID settings and setup a new raid with the drives. This will effectively erase the data on the drives and allow you to format them how you see fit anyways.
 
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