Formatting and Verifying Disk Drives

You can use the ARC Disk Utilities tool to low-level format or verify your disk drives. (New disk drives are low-level formatted at the factory and do not need to be low-level formatted again.)

Before you format a disk drive, back up all data. Formatting destroys all data on a disk drive.

To format or verify a disk drive:

  1. Start the ARC utility (see Running the ARC Utility).
  2. Select the controller you want, then press Enter.
  3. Select Disk Utilities.
  4. Select the disk drive you want, then press Enter.
  5. Select Format Disk or Verify Disk Media.