Had 4 WD7500AAKS disks connected to a RocketRAID 2320 controller in JBOD configuration. Now that I want to use the disks independently elsehwere, without the 2320 controller, I’m finding that Windows won’t detect them. Scenario shares some similarity with this thread, and from Newegg feedback it seems HighPoint may have a problem with this controller writing RAID headers to certain WD drives that makes other controllers unable to detect them.
Data Life Guard boot disk can detect the drives and run tests. I’m wondering if writing 0s will “reset” them to a normal state?
After much investigation it appears that this indeed is a known problem with RocketRAID 2320 and certain WD drives. I don’t know if it extends to other HighPoint controller cards. Basically if you ever initialized an affected drive on this particular controller, it can’t ever be used again with other controllers, so please think carefully if you have a similar setup.