5.4 Initialize Disks New disks and legacy disks must be initialized before they can be used to create an AMD-RAID
Initialization writes AMD-RAID configuration information (metadata) to a disk.
5.4.1 Initialize Disks CAUTION: If a disk is part of an AMD-RAID array, the disk cannot be selected for initialization. To initialize the disk anyway, delete the AMD-RAID array. Data on the disk is deleted during initialization so ensure the correct disks are chosen to initialize.
CAUTION: A legacy disk can contain valid data. When a legacy array is deleted, all data on the disk is lost. 1. At the Main Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Initialize Disk(s). 2. Press Enter to select Initialize Disk(s).
3. Select the disks to initialize:
• To select all disks, press the A key
• To select individual disks, highlight a disk with the arrow keys and press Insert.
Any number of disks may be selected using this method
4. Press Enter to initialize the selected disks or press ESC to cancel the initialization.
Initialization takes 10 to 15 seconds per disk. During initialization, a status indicator shows which
disk is being initialized. When the initialization is complete, the status indicator turns off. A
complete rescan of all channels is done automatically during initialization.