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 b 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: ForumFinal test before Build ForumLooking for build advice before I purchase ForumXPC hangs at Verifying DMI Pool with RAID HD ForumCan I set up a raid 0 array before installing my new board? ForumSuitable HDD for 24x7 HD vid multi-stream RAID array ForumCloning my HD , questions about switching RAID config ForumTest to ensure RAID 1 is working? Forumadvice before i start set up DAW ForumSSD(solid state drive) vs HD (hard drive) for raid 5 / 6 ForumHD 7970 lots of problems, should I return before it's too late? ForumOne hell big of a problem regarding Hard Drives. Help me before I snap ForumComputer taking too long to boot before loading windows ForumEVGA (NVIDIA) nForce 680i SLI - RAID 0 (2 sets) problems. Anybody? ForumCan you configure raid with SSD and 7200 SATA III HD ? ForumHD storage overrides SSD raid 0 in bios ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD ForumHow to disable Intel's RAID screen on bootup? ForumWhich SSD chipset is best for Raid 0 ? ForumMy computer has the BSOD, I want to retrieve some files off it before I use my r ForumAdd SSD - before or after..... More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !