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Delete Drives

Ayman Altounji
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Delete Drives

What do we need to do to old disk drives before using them as spares? We have some old 4.3GB drives that were upgraded, and want to stock them as replacements for other servers. These servers may be running Netware or NT. I know we need to delete the Netware partition on the drives, but how? They were in use as part of a RAID5 configuration.

thanks for any help....
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Delete Drives

Run the erase utility if you have a Server with a Smart Controller not in use .
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Delete Drives

We do not have a server with a smart controller not in use. Do we need to build a new server without RAID5, add the drives and then delete them? Is there another way to do this?
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Delete Drives

The array controler is not necessary. You can put these in any non-production server and run the erase utility. This utility will clear CMOS and erase ALL hard drivers attached to the unit!... You can take drives out of a unit, put these in and run erase, then put the original dricves back. You will only have to configure CMOS afterward.