Uninitializing Disk Drives

Note: This option is available on Adaptec Series 7 and Adaptec Series 8 controllers only.

Uninitializes one or more physical drives. This option clears Adaptec meta-data and reserved space and any OS partitions from a drive; any existing data on the drive is destroyed. Drives can uninitialized only if they are not part of any array.

Note: Uninitialized drives are surfaced to the OS as RAW Pass Through Devices. Typically, they are used with the controller in HBA mode. Uninitialized drives are also compatible with any HBA and can be exchanged with drives on the motherboard's SATA interface. For more information about uninitialized devices and controller modes, see General Controller Settings.

To begin uninitializing a disk drive, select Uninitialize Drives from the Logical Device Configuration menu, then type Y to continue.

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