installing additional hd RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does the new drive have to be formated or will WHS format the drive. This is a new drive never been formated yet.
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:35 PM

All replies

  • Usually Windows Home Server will format the drive when you add it to the storage pool. In some cases (buying an OEM drive from an e-tailer, for example) Windows Home Server will be unable to do so. In that case it should tell you that you need to initialize the drive. If that occurs, you can connect the drive to some other computer, format it, then reinstall it in your server.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:51 PM