Initializing Disk Drives

If a disk drive appears grayed-out (unavailable for use in a new array), it may need to be initialized.

To begin initializing a disk drive, select Initialize Drives from the Logical Device Configuration menu. You can initialize one drive or multiple drives. If an error occurs during initialization, the message “Initializing drives...FAILED x of n” is displayed. Press Enter to see a list of drives that failed to initialize. Press Esc to continue.

Do not initialize a disk drive that is part of an array. Initializing a disk drive that's part of an array may make the array unusable. Back up all data from your disk drive before you initialize it.

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