• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 501
  • Last Modified:

prepare a used disk to install into a NAS

I have 2 used SATA2 disks with data on that I want to put into a new netgear diskless 2 disk NAS. The existing data on the disks is not needed, so I need to wipe\initialise\format the disks or whatever the NAS needs to be able to see and use the disks. How do I prepare the disks?

Thanks
0
Pete
Asked:
Pete
2 Solutions
 
rindiCommented:
Depends on the NAS, maybe you don't need to prepare the disk before hand. But generally you can run the disk manufacturer's diagnostic utility on it and do a zero fill or lowlevel format or whatever that tool calls it.
0
 
cpmcomputersCommented:
Are you going to create a raid 0 ,or 1

if so Generally just put the disks in and use the management interface to delect the disks and create the raid ( It should prompt you any data will be lost) If happy just accept the prompt
and the NAS should be the rest

Once completed there should also be a utilty to check the health of you new raid
would be worth checking as they are old discs?
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now