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RAID 5 on Proliant 380 G5 slow to format D: drive

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I'm doing a initial install of Windows 2008 on a HP Proliant Server that has a Smart 400 RAID controller.  We have 6 148 GB 10K drives in a single hardware array set for RAID 5.  The C: drive is 256 GB and was formatted fine during the installion of the OS.  After the OS was installed I went back to format the remaining unused dick as my D: drive.   Now after 7 hours the drive is only 25% done.  The array parity is still building I think, but this is still really slow.  Any ideas?  Thanks
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