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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:

Step 1:
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

Step 2:
In the Setup page, click Administration > Advanced.

Step 3:
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.

Step 4:


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.


Related Article:

Supported Maximum Number and Sizes of Drives on NSLU2


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