perform a low-level format on drives with RDY (ready),
OFL (offline), or UNF (unformatted) status.
The Format drive choice on the Advanced Functions
menu provides a low-level format. If you install a new hard disk drive
that requires a standard format, use the Format command provided by the
The Format program
is provided in the IBM RAID configuration program
so that you can perform a low-level
format on a drive controlled by the RAID adapter.
To perform a low-level format:
- 'Start the RAID configuration program' by inserting the
IBM SCSI-2 Fast/Wide PCI-Bus Adapter Configuration Option Diskette
into the primary diskette drive
and powering-on the system.
If the system already is turned on,
Select Start RAID Configuration Program
from the PC DOS start-up menu,
the Main Menu appears.
- Select Advanced functions from the Main Menu.
A low-level format erases all data and programs from the hard disk drive.
Before proceeding, back up any data and programs
that you want to save.
- Select Format drive.
The low-level format program starts.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
You can perform a low-level format on
more than one drive at a time.
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