How do I delete a RAID 5 set in Windows 2000?

A. When you delete a RAID 5 set in Windows 2000, you lose all the data that the set contains. Therefore, make sure you first back up your data.

To delete a RAID 5 set, perform the following steps:

  1. From the Start menu, select Programs, Administrative Tools, then the Computer Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
  2. Expand the Storage branch, and select Disk Management.
  3. Right click an element of the RAID 5 volume, and select Delete Volume… from the context menu.
  4. Click Yes to the confirmation.

Win2K will now list the space that the RAID 5 volume used as unpartitioned.

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