OK, I am taking my 4-2tb drives I had on the mb raid and want to use them as single drives again since i got the Synology 1512+ with the 5-3tb drives, but I am having problems. I formatted one in an external USB holder and copied files to it but when I put it back in the computer it still says it is part of the old raid array (not even the same computer) and cant read it unless I initialize it. I have tried the other 3 drives in the computer with the same results and it will not let me initialize in windows and it keeps showing each one as 8gb (size of the initial raid). I downloaded the seagate seatools software and with the drives in the external usb holder I am doing a full usb format to try and remove the RAID designation. My problem is, it is taking forever! It seems like it may be done doing 1 drive by tomorrow afternoon, maybe morning. Is there a quicker way to get rid of the RAID footnote? Will this full usb format even do that?
It shouldn't be this hard to take raid drives and put them back as standard single drives. I am not very patient with it right now cause I am about to saw off my own neck to relieve some of the pain so I searched but probably not very thorough.