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September 29th, 2023 01:50

Any way to speed up physical disk clear action?

Hello everyone,

I made the mistake of mailing out 3 disks that had raids setup on them.  I want to minimize downtime on this machine and I am not realizing that it is going to take hours to clear them (They are showing up as foreign).

Is there anything I can do or is the downtime inevitable?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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September 29th, 2023 09:23

Depending on your hardware and OS, you could clear multiple disks in parallel. 

You'll be limited by disk and storage interface, obviously. 

September 29th, 2023 14:19

Ok. That would help.  I'm running a dell r630 with idrac 8?  Do you know if that supports multiple disks in parallel?  I only have one PERC H730P raid controller. Thanks

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September 29th, 2023 14:45

@hendr1x420BHT is a tool for testing drives, but part of the process is to overwrite every block of the drive. 

See it in use here:

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