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Initialize before certify?

 LSL
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Hi.   Does it matter?

 

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Topic starter Posted : 27/03/2022 4:42 pm
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Yes only because certify wipes the disk to "new" condition, so anything on there is removed. You need to initialize after a certify to use it again.

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Posted : 27/03/2022 6:39 pm
 LSL
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@softraid-support Meaning I'd have to re-certify it?  I have 4 brand new drives. I guess what I'm asking is should I initialize them and then run certify? 

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Topic starter Posted : 27/03/2022 7:29 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@lsl 

these are two totally different functions. Certify is a long term test to ensure your drives are reliable. You only need to certify once. It leaves the drives totally zero'd out.

Initialize places a partition map on the disks, so you can create a SoftRAID volume.

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Posted : 27/03/2022 9:27 pm
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