Do you test HD before setting RAID? Tags: NAS / RAID HD Western Digital Storage Last response: February 14, 2013 7:35 PM in Storage Share thermocoffee February 14, 2013 7:19:57 PM Hello. I just received 5 WD RE4 drives. I'm going to be setting up these drives as a Raid 5 with my RocketRaid 4322 card. This is my first time setting up a Raid with a card. I'm running OSX Lion. So do you guys test the drives before setting up the raid or do you just go ahead and put them in? More about : test setting raid ittimjones February 14, 2013 7:24:05 PM nope Just pop them in, get into the RAID configuration screen, and set the RAID configuration. Setting the drives in RAID will format them, so anything that you put on prior will be gone afterwards. Enjoy! PS. I hate Apple noidea_77 a c 88 G Storage February 14, 2013 7:35:52 PM But don't choose the fast format option if available, do a full format. Only that will write to most of the surfaces of the disks (and will take hours). SMART will do / report the rest for you. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSetting up a SSD system drive with RAID 1 mirrored HD's Forum SolvedHow to test a new GPU before watercooling it. Forum Setting up RAID0 on xps 420 with 2 new seagate hd's Forum SolvedHD slows down, want to set up raid to compensate Forum SolvedCan i set up a raid with a SSD and a HD Forum SolvedNeed help setting up RAID on MSI mobo Forum SolvedHow to test a motherboard with the components before using the case? Forum SolvedSetting up 840 EVO RAID 0? Forum Can I set up a raid 0 array before installing my new board? Forum SolvedIs there a way to test a hard drive for errors before installing an OS? Forum SolvedWhere can I test gaming mice before I buy? Forum Solvedsetting up bootable sasa raid Forum SolvedSetting up RAID on an ASRock Z97 Extreme4 (OS Won't Boot) Forum SolvedSetting up hardware RAID 1 on a Gigabyte Z97-SLI with existing windows 7 legacy install Forum SolvedTest Components Before put them in case! Forum Solvedneed help with setting up a RAID Forum SolvedSetting up RAID on an already running machine Forum SolvedNew laptop went dead after setting SATA to RAID in Bios Forum SolvedDo i stress test before i OC? Forum SolvedSetting up RAID. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !