Examine Disk Physical Integrity

Disk examination feature is designed to scan the physical integrity of the disks. Disk Examine step can be the preliminary step to Disk Erase, Disk Wipe or Disk Clone procedures.

  1. Select disks or volumes for examination

    Use Disk Explorer to select one or more physical disks or logical volumes. For multiple selection use Ctrl+Left Mouse click

    Figure 1: Multiple bay selection
  2. Open Examine Disk configuration dialog using one of the following:
    • Click the Examine Disk command on the action toolbar
    • Click Actions > Examine Disk command from main menu
    • Click Examine Disk command from context menu
    • Click Run Batch > Named Batch command from toolbar or from Actions main menu to examine disks in predefined disk batch
    Figure 2: Examine Disk Options
  3. Confirm examination options

    Use tabbed views to adjust examination options if necessary. Available options are:

    Use Disk Examine in application preferences to specify disk grading attributes if necessary.

    Note:

    If only one disk was selected for examination than you can specify boundaries of examined area for selected disk.

    Click Start button to begin examination process.

  4. Observe examination process

    In the Disk Explorer you will see the progress of the examination in the slot of the drive being operated on. The process will be shown as a progress bar:

    Figure 3: Examination progress (Disk Bays View)
    Figure 4: Examination progress (Local Devices View)

    User is able to Stop the process at any time (main menus and context menu) :

    As you see the green progress bar fills the virtual drive slot. The percentage of the examination completed and the estimated completion time will also be shown in the slot. Once this process is done the word E X A M I N E D (at Disk Bay View) or S U C C E S S (at Local Devices View) will flash in the slot space.

    Figure 5: Examination Completed (Disk Bays View)

When examination is completed user is able to review results (logs, processing reports and attributes) for processed disks and print Disk Labels.