Erasing a RAID

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by steveOooo, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Using Mac Pro 5,1 2010 model.

    Im having some issues with my RAID - it auto erases permenantly anything sen to the trash (before saying the file is in use) very tedious, with some files not deleting at all 'in use'

    I want to erase and re-format the raid (2x 2TB WD Black drives) and start over, see if that helps.

    Whats the best way to go about it? I dont have the apple RAID card installed

    Shall i just erase each one in disc utility?
     
  2. m4v3r1ck, Nov 13, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014

    m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    Disk Utility


    DON'T FORGET TO BACKUP! ;)

    My routine:

    1. Disk Utility (DU) -> delete both raid slices with the [-] button
    2. Reformat HDD's individual
    3. Check each drives with DU for errors on disks
    4. Combine them again with soft raid
    5. Reformat / erase raid
    6. Check raid with DU

    You're set to go now!

    Cheers
     

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