StableBit DrivePool Q777565

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Manually format drives before adding them to DrivePool.

When to Use

If you want to manually format a raw drive that should be added to the pool.


  1. Follow: Q7200705
  2. Open Server Management from the Start menu.
  3. Navigate to Storage -> Disk Management.
  4. (optional) If the drive already has a volume on it, delete it. Before deleting any existing volumes, make sure that they don't have any data on them that you would like to keep.
  5. Right click on the un-formatted drive in the bottom pane and click New Simple Volume... -> Click Next -> Next -> Next -> Next -> Finish.
    This will quick format the drive with NTFS.
  6. Now open the Dashboard and add the formatted drive to the pool.