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    Reformat a Drobo disk

    I have just replaced 2 disks in my Drobo drive with 4 TB disks. Now I have 2ea 1 TB disks that can't be seen by win 7 either through the Computer app or using "diskpart" dos application.

    Has anyone found a way to be able to format these disks?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Do the manufacturers of the disks supply / have available a Low Level Format program?
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    Have you tried downloading GPARTED, create the bootable disc and see if the partitions can be deleted then recreated and formatted as NTFS? http://gparted.org/
    The disc runs a version of Linux and Windows is not involved. I use External USB adapters for PATA and SATA drives and also have a 'box' for SATA 3.5" and 2.5" drives. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=blacx

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    What are the disks part number?
    Have you tried Windows Disk Manager? Start > Run, discmgmt.msc

    cheers, Paul

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    Start > Run, discmgmt.msc
    The name of the program is correct but the command is not, should be diskmgmt.msc. The c is okay for describing Optical drives, as printed on the face of the tray, but k is for HDDs. If used frequently one can create a New, Shortcut to Disk Management using diskmgmt.msc in the first dialog box. One could type the whole command C:\Windows\System32\diskmgmt.msc.

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    Nowt to do with C's & K's and optical drives whatever.

    MS called their tool diskmgmt.msc

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