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USB Drive Volume Not cannot be Deleted.


New Member
Hi guys, first time poster here so hopefully this will be at least somewhat bearable.

OK, so here is what I wanted to do, I was looking around the net and stumbled on to some videos about software RAID with USB drives. I know it isn't a very elegant or practical solution but I thought it would just be cool to see it working. So I found this article How to Create a Software RAID Array in Windows 7 and figured that since disk management in both 7/8 are essentially the same it wouldn't be a problem. I then went to delete the volumes on the flash drives and saw the option was grayed out. So in that state the drives cannot be used for what I wanted them to be used for. I did notice that on his tutorial his drives were described as "Basic" and my drives are described as "Removable" I think that somewhere along the line I saw something about removable drives being hard to work with in disk management so that may be it.
So if anyone knows how to do this all help is greatly appreciated!

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8


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Pro User
Lacombe, Louisiana

Minitool partition wizard free edition should be able to set up your USB drives anyway you want them. Unless they are encrypted.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus G75VW / Z97 Pro
    Intel Core i7-3610QM / I7-4790K
    Z97 Pro
    16 GB Hyundai HTM315156CFR8C-PB PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (GF114M)
    Sound Card
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
    Internet Speed
    30 down 3 up
    Explorer 11
    NIS and Malwarebytes