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Can't format (ex. Raid0) HDD, Data Error (Cyclic redundancy check)

So straight to the point.

I had two drives in Raid0 in an older computer. I gave one of the drives to a friend, we put it in his computer and installed windows on it (Just had to format it in the installer and everything was ok).

Now, i took the other HDD and put it in my PC, the problem is I can't format it.
I can see the drive in Disk Management, it's black and has 931,52 GB Unallocated space, note the drive is a ~500GB hard drive.

Windows asks me to Initialize it and when i try to do that it doesn't work, no matter if i choose MBR or GPT, it gives me an error "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)."
Okay now what.
I downloaded Hard Disk Sentinel and it recognizes my drive, 465.8Gb and says it's in perfect condition. Can't format with Hard Disk Sentinel so downloaded EaseUS Partition Master and wiped the disk, prompted me to restart, did that , didn't help.

Lastly i opened CMD, typed
>>DISKPART
>>list disk
>>select disk 3 (the hdd)
>>clean

it says succesfull, but nothing happens, can't still do anything to the Unallocated Space.
So my question is how can i format it and still use the drive? I'm thinking the drive is still in Raid0 because it shows up as a 1tb drive, and for some reason Windows just can't format it.
I may be completely wrong, but how could i fix this?

-Thanks
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  1. Hi

    I sugest you test the hdd with western digital data life guard for windows
    If it passes the test you can do a quick erase to start & end of hard disk space

    If it fails the surface test scrap it unless still under warantee
    The wd program works on other brands
    Seagate has a similar windowsprogram

    Be carefull when erasing the hard disk you get the correct one

    Regards
    Mike Barnes
  2. Did that it recognized the drive as Intel Raid 0 Volume (SCSI Int), capacity 1000gb (actually ~500gb)
    Chose Run Diagnostics and choste Quick Test, it gave an error "Too many bad sectors detected", chose then Write Zeros and it says "Delete Partitions error!" both quick and full erase. Isn't there anything else i can do, could actually try gparted.
  3. Best answer
    I see.

    Did you break the array format before you split the drives ?
    In other words did you use the extended bios options of the motherboard and delete the array formatting first ?
    Via the extended bios raid setup and drive prep for the array.
    The bit where you choose the raid and array mode or type mirrored, striped,spanning ?

    When you first turn your system on, it can be something like holding down shift, or Ctrl and R at the same time when booting.
    It tells you when the main bios posts.

    If you go into the raid prep and setup and delete the array. you can then format it to an MBR or a GPT file system.
    Normal windows cannot deal with the drive till you do this.
    The cyclic redundancy check, is because of the way the existing format is on the drive, as it was raid.
    You need to break the array, using raid prep and setup extended bios options, menu.
  4. I'm not sure why clean didnt work though, perhaps you didnt run diskpart with an elevated command prompt?

    Is your motherbd in raid mode? If so enter the raid bios and remove the drive from the array. You might be able to do this thru Intel's iRST or AMD's RaidXpert software.

    If not then windows must be detecting the raid (windows raid?) in which case you could probably use diskpart's "clean all"command. This will take a while as it writes 0's to the entire drive. You do need to Run CMD prompt as an Administrator though (rt click > Run as admin).
  5. Shaun o said:
    I see.

    Did you break the array format before you split the drives ?
    In other words did you use the extended bios options of the motherboard and delete the array formatting first ?
    Via the extended bios raid setup and drive prep for the array.
    The bit where you choose the raid and array mode or type mirrored, striped,spanning ?

    When you first turn your system on, it can be something like holding down shift, or Ctrl and R at the same time when booting.
    It tells you when the main bios posts.

    If you go into the raid prep and setup and delete the array. you can then format it to an MBR or a GPT file system.
    Normal windows cannot deal with the drive till you do this.
    The cyclic redundancy check, is because of the way the existing format is on the drive, as it was raid.
    You need to break the array, using raid prep and setup extended bios options, menu.



    Thanks, all i had to do was to boot my computer into IRST and "make the drive into a non-raid disk".
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