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    RAID 0 question
    I have a Lacie big disk two drive raid 0 HD.
    I would like to use these two drives as separate "normal" drives. Is there any way to separate them?

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    1) Backup all data
    2) Destroy the RAID config
    3) Create partition(s) on each drive
    4) Format each partition
    5) Restore data from backup

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbie View Post
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    2) destroy the raid config
    how???

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    disk utility

    Example: 1TB big drive - erase and make 2 500GB partitions, format HFS (or leave it default) and off you go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina View Post
    disk utility

    Example: 1TB big drive - erase and make 2 500GB partitions, format HFS (or leave it default) and off you go!
    Well, that's what I did try first, also, just erased the drive to see if that would make it two..., but as far as I understand, it will partition the two drives still in a raid 0 set, means half and half twice. Actually, right now I have four partitions on it.
    I just don't get you, partitions and physical drives are in my opinion two different things, isn't that so???

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    What tool did you use to create the RAID 0 initially ?
    I assume you need the same tool to undo the RAID ( un-group )

    Then you will have 2 separate disks in Disk Utility and you can start creating partitions on each of them.

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    It seems Disk Utility can't break the RAID, is this the factory RAID?

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