Disk Layout Overview

The purpose of Disk Bay Layouts is to match KillDisk 's graphical disks' representation to your actual hardware configuration making it easy to manage disks for erasure, examination, cloning and more. To illustrate this let's look at the example, using the hardware below:

Figure 1: Example of a generic disk array

In the example above we have a generic disk array consisting of 16 disks arranged in a 4x4 grid. The machine using these disks would see the disks similarly to KillDisk's Local Devices View:

Figure 2: Local Devices View

Now imagine inserting a HDD into the bottom-leftmost Bay of the disk array. Even finding the device in a list of 15 other disks would be tedious and not very intuitive. This is when creating a Disk Bay Layout is extremely useful. By creating a 4x4 Disk Bay Layout we can map the physical ports to their corresponding Bay in KillDisk and visually see our disk array like this:

Figure 3: Disk Bays View

Assuming that the Bays were mapped correctly finding the correct disk to manipulate with is now much easier in the Disk Bays View than it would have been Local Devices View. You can now select the bottom-leftmost disk in the Disk Bays View and perform any necessary actions on it.