- Formatting a Disk using the Network Attached Storage
A new USB Hard Disk Drive must be formatted before it can be used. This article is a guide on how to format a disk using the Network Attached Storage.
NOTE: Formatting a hard drive deletes any saved data in it. To know how to reset the Network Attached Storage, click here.
To know how to format a disk, follow these steps:
Access the Network Attached Storage’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using Mac to access its web-based setup page, click here.
In the Setup page, click Administration > Advanced.
Click Disk then click either Format Disk1 or Format Disk2, depending on the location of the disk you need to format.
NOTE: NSLU2 only have FAT and NTFS as the hard disk formats. It is recommended to use NTFS format for NSLU2 hard disk on Mac OS X and Windows platform.
NOTE: Hard Disk Drives used on the Network Storage Link are not compatible with any version of Windows. You cannot swap USB HDDs between Windows and the Network Storage Link.
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