Editing Disk Bay Layouts

To create or edit current Disk Bay Layout select Edit > Edit Disk Layout in the menu or use a shortcut CTRL + M.

Figure 1: Opening the Disk Bay Layout View

This will bring you to the Disk Bays Layout View where you can manipulate, save, import and create Disk Bay Layouts.

There are two types of layouts:
  • Free Grid Layout allows user to place Disk Bay widget at any position, change Bay widget size and its alignment (vertically or horizontally) individually for each Bay. Hence, user can create relatively accurate mocking layout of actual (physical) disk Bay slots located on hardware chassis
  • Table Layout is similar to Disk Bay Layout from previous versions. However, now user can re-size or select Disk Bay widgets by using row and column headers

Creating a New Layout

To create a new layout select either Free Grid or Table layout option and start adding Disk Bays using circled "+" symbols.

Figure 2: New Layout View

If predefined layout already exists click Clear Layout to remove it and create a new one.

Editing Disk Bay Layout

Figure 3: Editing Disk Bay Layout
  • Click on circled “+” signs to add new Disk Bay widget on a side of existing one. New Disk Bay widget size will be corresponded to adjusted Disk Bay
  • To re-size Disk Bay use mouse to drag it's right side or bottom
  • To set Disk Bay vertically-oriented use mouse to drag it's right side to shrink it until it changes to vertical state.
  • To delete Bay(s) select it and press Delete keyboard key or use service menu by clicking “gear” icon on left upper corner
  • Use mouse to drag-n-drop selected Disk Bay widgets to new location. If hovered location is invalid Disk Bay widgets will be highlighted with crossed sign
  • To change disk label or port, click on corresponded labels on disk widget to start editing
  • To change Disk Bay attributes use menu by clicking on “gear” sign on selected Bay
Important:

Due to different hard disk controller manufacture standards and platform limitations physical disk port address format may vary.

Note:

If both platform name and disk port are assigned to Disk Bay widget then platform name is used for Disk Bay mapping.

Disk Bay Layout Wizard

To create a new layout using the wizard click Customize > New Layout Wizard. This will launch the Disk Bay Layout Wizard

Figure 4: Disk Bay Layout Wizard

This configuration of a new layout can be done in one of three ways:

Load predefined layout
Here you can find one of our predefined layouts that may fit your system. If an appropriate layout is not listed you may try the next option.
Generate default Disk Bay layout
Define your hardware in terms of a disk array arranged in a X by Y grid of disks. You can make adjustments to this later so this may just be a template to start from. Table-style layout will be created.
Automatically generate Disk Bays for all available physical ports
Defines your Disk Bay Layout based on the disks recognized by your system's Device Manager. The disks will be placed in their own individual row when the layout is generated.
Warning:

Make sure to save the layout by clicking Done otherwise your layout WILL be lost.

With the old layout cleared out you now have a new layout ready to be configured to your machine.

Saving and Reverting changes

Click Done button to commit any changes to the application View layout.
Note:

Done will apply current change to the application session so the changes will be seen in the Disk Bays View and even be loaded in future application launch. These changes will not affect the .dbl file.

Click Cancel to revert any changes you made to the layout.