I'd like to know how to format a single former raid 5 hard drive
If I boot up without the other raid 5 drives then Windows doesn't see it; it doesn't appear in Disk Management, or whilst booted into the Windows installation in DOS.
See below for more information on the set up I'm currently running.
I have a HP Proliant N40L Microserver running a raid 5 using Windows 10 Storage Spaces. There are a total of 4 hard drives in the microserver:
- 750gb (Windows 10)
- 3 x 2tb Western Digital Green
A few days after I set up a raid Windows 10 Storage Spaces flagged one of the hard drives as 'Retired' (unusable). The three Western Digital Green hard drives are brand new. However I replaced the hard drive causing the issue with a new one of exactly the same spec.
The raid rebuilt itself but after a day Windows 10 Storage Spaces flagged it as 'Retired'.
I'm not sure what's causing this issue. All the hard drives on the raid are new, and with the issue happening on a drive I only just replaced, I'm reluctant to blame the hard drives. Most of the components within the Microserver are new - apart from the Microserver itself.
I'd like to format the hard drive and attempt to rebuild the raid again, but Windows does not recognise the drive. If anyone has any advise I'd really appreciate it.