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 84 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 SolvedHD slows down, want to set up raid to compensate Forum SolvedCan i set up a raid with a SSD and a HD Forum SolvedHow to test a motherboard with the components before using the case? Forum Setting up RAID0 on xps 420 with 2 new seagate hd's Forum SolvedWhere can I test gaming mice before I buy? Forum SolvedSetting up RAID on an already running machine Forum SolvedNew laptop went dead after setting SATA to RAID in Bios Forum SolvedSetting up RAID. Forum SolvedTest Components Before put them in case! Forum Can I set up a raid 0 array before installing my new board? Forum SolvedDo I break raid 1 mirrors before upgrading from XP to W7? Forum SolvedDo i stress test before i OC? Forum SolvedNeed help with setting up RAID 0 Forum Solvedshould i apply thermal paste before or after do a test boot and install windows? Forum Portable pc raid for on set HD/raw video storage Forum SolvedSetting up a raid 6 on the cheap? Forum Plugged in motherboard to test before putting in PC, but freaks out Forum SolvedSetting Up RAID+0 UEFI with Gigabyte BIOS Forum SolvedTrouble setting up RAID 0 on new windows 7 install. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !