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Deleting FuzeDrive and VirtualSSDs

Important: The following steps deletes the FuzeDrive and ALL DATA that is stored on each of the drives. All data is completely lost on the FuzeDrive and/or underlying drives so only use this option under the following circumstances.
(a) you have backed up all important data from the FuzeDrive first, and
(b) you no longer need the FuzeDrive and wish to free up the drives for other use or creating a new FuzeDrive.
If deleting a bootable FuzeDrive, see article Cleaning Disks Previously Used as a FuzeDrive during Windows Setup.

Option A: Delete a Data (Non-boot) FuzeDrive from the FuzeDrive Windows utility

1. Open the FuzeDrive utility
2. Select “Change Settings”
3. Check the "T00 FuzeDrive"
4.  Select "Delete" to remove the FuzeDrive and free up its raw disks for normal use
NOTE 1: If Delete is grayed out, the FuzeDrive is mostly likely a boot drive which cannot be deleted as it’s the active boot drive.  See the link above.
NOTE 2: If the FuzeDrive does not show up on the list, it could be in a failed state. If so, and you still wish to delete the FuzeDrive to free up the drives, use Option B.

Option B: Delete a Data (Non-boot) FuzeDrive using Command Line tool

IMPORTANT: Ensure that you select the correct drive. You can unplug any drives that are not required for the installation if necessary to avoid confusion so that you only have the boot drive and the drives used as a FuzeDrive connected.

The following command may call Microsoft diskpart, and if you have a disk that has been cloned with a tool like Macrium Reflect, diskpart will sometimes clean both the original disk and the cloned disk.  It's safest to unplug the cloned disk.

1. Open an Administrator Command Prompt
2. Type ecmd --list to identify the pdrives being used as part of the FuzeDrive

     Example:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> ecmd --list
System drives:
Device       Vendor       ProductId             Type       Rev        GiB
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
>Drive0       Samsung      SSD860                SATA SSD   RVT21B6Q   232
>Drive2       ST2000LM     015-2E8174            SATA HDD   SDM1       1863
*Drive1       ENMOTUS      T00 FuzeDrive         SCSI SSD   1.3        1861

pDrives:
ID ST T  V  NAME     PRODUCTID        REV  SECTORS     SECTORS     SIZE
                                            AVAIL       USED        GiB
=======================================================================
0  2  0  0  Drive0   SSD 860 EVO M.2  RVT2 1970        1cdc4000    232
1  2  0  1  Drive2   ST2000LM015-2E81 SDM1 8b0         e8a08000    1863

3. To delete the FuzeDrive and free up the two drives used in the FuzeDrive, identify which drive number (e.g. Drive1 in the above example) is the FuzeDrive and use the command:

> ecmd --delete drive1.

If for any reason the delete fails (e.g. the FuzeDrive is in a failed state), try repeating with the command:

> ecmd --delete drive1 --force

If this process still fails, try Option C.

Option C: Delete a Data (Non-boot) FuzeDrive using Microsoft Diskpart

IMPORTANT: Ensure that you select the correct drive. You can unplug any drives that are not required for the installation if necessary to avoid confusion so that you only have the boot drive and the drives used as a FuzeDrive connected.

If you have a disk that has been cloned with a tool like Macrium Reflect, Diskpart will sometimes clean both the original disk and the cloned disk.  It's safest to unplug the cloned disk.

1. Open an Administrator Command Prompt
2. Type ecmd --list to identify the pdrives being used as part of the FuzeDrive (with the > symbol in front). In the example above, these are Drive0 and Drive2.
3. Type diskpart to run the Microsoft disk partition utility.
4. From the DISKPART> prompt, carefully identify which disks are being used for the FuzeDrive. For our example above, these Disk 0 and Disk 2 as shown below.

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          232 GB      0 B        *
  Disk 1    Online         1861 GB    13 GB        *
  Disk 2    Online         1863 GB      0 B        *

5. From the DISKPART> prompt, erase all data on the drives using the following commands (change the disk numbers to match your own setup, and after running detail disk, ensure the description matches):

DISKPART> sel disk 0
DISKPART> detail disk
DISKPART> clean
DISKPART> sel disk 2
DISKPART> detail disk
DISKPART> clean
DISKPART> exit

6. Reboot your PC to ensure the FuzeDrive EnTier driver recognizes the change.

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