Windows not recognizing SSD after MB RAID array deletion

Aug 21, 2009
I have a Samsung 830 and I set it up with another SSD in an Intel MB RAID array. I deleted the array when I connected it to a win 7 machine, it would see the drive but it wasn't initialized. I tried to initialize it and it wouldn't work - something about "file not found...".

I transfered the disk to a Linux machine, it was detected via USB interface and SATA interface. I did a "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=4096 count=35 seek=$(($(blockdev --getsz /dev/sda)*512/4096 - 35))" which seems to always delete any RAID info that is left behind. I created a new partition (NTFS) and ran mkfs.ntfs on the drive. It works fine under Linux. I move it to Windows, on any machine, and it isn't recognized.

Any idea what might be going on here?


Limp Gawd
Jan 26, 2010
So the drive shows up in the BIOS/ UEFI of the machine?

But under Windows it does not show up? Only on Linux?