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RAID Array Not Detected

RAID Controllers are often proprietary and can be very hard to find Linux drivers for. 

If you find that you have a SCSI RAID Array (or other RAID system) that will not wipe, or if WipeDrive cannot find the drives, try these 4 suggestions:

  1. Break the RAID Array manually and attempt to wipe the drives as separate hard drives. The option in WipeDrive to wipe 'ALL Drives' should be used for best results ensuring that wiping any single drive is not missed.
  2. It has been found that configuring the drives into a RAID 0 array (combining and linking all drives together without mirroring) may also help WipeDrive to see and successfully wipe the drives.
  3. If the controller card supports JBOD or HBA mode, configure the card to be in this mode and retry running WipeDrive.
  4. If all else fails, you should always attempt to mount each drive individually; IDE drives can be mounted off of RAID controllers and on to standard IDE connections of the motherboard. SCSI and SATA options may be more limited, so just try to find the most simple connection possible. Then run WipeDrive.

Once WipeDrive finishes wiping your drives, you are now ready to rebuild your RAID array and begin using the drives again.

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  • 06-Mar-2020