2.4 Initializing and Using the Disk Array. Shuttle SN27P2, SN27P2 V2

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2.4 Initializing and Using the Disk Array

The RAID array is now ready to be initialized under Windows.

1. Launch Computer Management by clicking Start Settings

Control Panel then open the Administrative Tools folder and double click on Computer Management.

2. Click Disk Management (under the Storage section).

The Initialize and Convert Disk Wizards appears.

Figure 2.22 Initialize and Convet Wizard

3. Click Next .

The Select Disks to Initialize window appears.

Figure 2.23 Select Disks to Initialize Page

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The disks listed depend on how many arrays you have configured.

4. Click Next .

The Select Disks to Convert window appears.

Figure 2.24 Select Disks to Convert Page

5. Check the disk in the list if you want to make the array a dynamic disk, then click Next . The Completing the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard window appears.

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Figure 2.25 Completing the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard Page

6. Click Finish .

The Computer Management window appears.

Figure 2.26 Computer Management Window

The actual disks listed will depend on your system. In Figure 2.26, there is a 111 GB unallocated partition (which is the total combined storage of two 60 GB HD). You must format the unallocated disk space in order to use it.

7. Format the unallocated disk space.

Right click “Unallocated space”, select “New Partition… ” and follow the wizard.

After the drive has been formatted, it is ready for use.

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