- I have the Thunder at 8 and have created a Volume. I have two empty slots that I want to put two new empty HDs in. Do I Format the drivers while in the Thunder Bay or outside and then put in Bay. Is there a reference on how to Format and start using a new HD. I will not be making a Volume with these. Thanks
When you say you are not making a volume on them, they will be spares? Or not SoftRAID volumes?
I would "certify" the two disks in any case. that will take a few days, but ensure they are reliable.
If you want them as "spares", but no volumes, initialize them with SoftRAID, but don't create a volume. then you won't get the macOS message every startup to initialize the disks.
Is this your question?
Sorry about my confusing question. Yes I will not be making them into Volumes. I'm using them to store images that are already backed up . I will put them in the enclosure, do the "certify" and then initialize. I will name them also during this process. Thank you. David
correct, SoftRAID volumesnwill NOT be made. When I use Erase is there a Format that works best. I usually use Mac OS Extended (journaled). Is there any reason to use another?
Thank you for your help.
Thanks. These are 6tb internal Hard drives. I think you are saying APFS is slow and I should not use HFS either. What about MAC EXTENDED?
Thanks for settling this. Naming things can be so confusing sometimes.Thanks for all of your support on this Forum. I'm sure I will have more in the future.