how to format/initialize the hard drives for Pegasus 2 R4?

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yan liu posted this 15 December 2017

Hi

I have a Pegasus 2 R4 three years. and it was really good. I like it.

But last week I had two bad hard disk and spend $3000 to do the recovery.  It was my fault, because I only use three drives to work, because I did wrong format/initialize the drives in the very beginning.

Now I have two old drives are good, and I just purchase two new hard drives from BH. 

 

My question is: how to do a professional format/initialize the hard drives. need instructions step by step. 

 

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yan liu posted this 15 December 2017

Because tomorrow is weekend, I am really need help today.

Venkatachalam Settu posted this 15 December 2017

Hi,

You need to insert all the drives into Pegasus unit and create a logical drive then it can be formatted through Promise utility or disk utility.

To format your logical drives using the computer’s disk utility:

1.Click the Go menu and choose Utilities from the dropdown list.
2. Double-click the Disk Utility icon to open the utility.
3. In the drive list, highlight the logical drive you want to format and click the Partition button.
4. Make your Volume Scheme, Volume Information, and Options settings and click the Apply button.
For Macintosh computers, the default GPT Format partition and the default Journaled HFS+ format are recommended.
5. In the Confirmation dialog box, click the Partition button.
When the disk utility has finished the partition and format operation, new removable-drive icons, each representing one logical drive will appear on your desktop.

Your logical drives are ready to use.

To format your logical drives using the PROMISE Utility with your own settings:

1. In the Logical Drive list, mouse-over the logical drive you want to format, and click the Format
button.
2. Supply information as required:
• Optional: Type a different name into the Volume Name field.
• Choose a partition from the Partition Type dropdown menu.
• Choose a format type from the Format Type dropdown menu.
• For Macintosh computers, the default GPT Format partition and the default
• Journaled HFS+ format are recommended.
3. Click the Format button.

Richard Oettinger posted this 15 December 2017

You may want to get the manual for that product from the Promise site:

https://www.promise.com/DownloadFile.aspx?DownloadFileUID=1588

It covers creating a Disk Array and Logical Drive manually...

Pradeep Chidambaranath posted this 15 December 2017

Hi Yan,

Please go to the link below to check our KB article on how to create a new Disk Array and the Logical Drive.

https://kb.promise.com/thread/how-do-i-create-a-volume-on-a-pegasus/

Regards

Pradeep C

yan liu posted this 19 December 2017

Thank you Richard  andVenkatachalam and Pradeep,

Now it is working, but very slow andn offen frezze, could you show me which software of site can test the speed of the drives? I want to test the speed of the new Promise R4 and my Mac Pro.  Thank you! you are the best!

Richard Oettinger posted this 19 December 2017

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blackmagic-disk-speed-test/id425264550?mt=12

 

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