Already I have made some progress with this,
It would seem I had some how wrote a superblock to the drives hence
mdadm picking the drives up as potential raid devices so I used the
mdadm option --zero-superblock on each drive and solved that little
On to the next problem!
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that I shall some day die, which is not so." -
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