Online Disk Wiping

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Online Disk Wiping

Post by TMroy » 21 Nov 2023, 15:15

Why is Disk Wipe Necessary?
In the process of using storage devices, we often encounter situations where previously created arrays and partitions on a disk no longer meet current requirements. To reconfigure arrays and partitions based on new needs, it is necessary to delete existing arrays, partitions, and even superblocks on the disk. Failure to do so may lead to various obstacles when creating new partitions.
In such cases, disk wiping is required to thoroughly remove all records on the disk, essentially performing an initialization operation. However, it's crucial to note that once a disk is wiped, the data stored on it will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. Therefore, exercise caution when performing this operation!

What is Online Disk Wiping?
Before TOS 6, if you wanted to wipe a disk in TNAS, it was typically a relatively cumbersome task. You had to remove the disk, connect it to the computer's SATA interface, or use an external device connected to the computer, and then utilize some disk utilities for the wiping operation.
However, with the introduction of TOS 6, the functionality of online disk wiping has been added. Now, you don't need to disassemble the disk or rely on external tools. By using the tools provided by TOS, you can easily perform disk wiping on TNAS without shutting down the device, significantly simplifying the entire operation process.

How to Perform Online Disk Wiping?
If you need to wipe a disk that is currently in use, please follow these steps:
1. Go to "TOS > Control Panel > Storage Management > Hard Drives." On the page, select the disk you want to wipe.
2. Click "Wipe Disk" and then enter the administrator password in the pop-up window to confirm the operation.
3. Start the disk wiping process. The process is quick and takes only 10 to 20 seconds.
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Re: Online Disk Wiping

Post by Felly1981 » 02 Jan 2024, 12:49

Thanks for this informative post! I had no idea about the significance of disk wiping and why it's necessary. The explanation about reconfiguring arrays and partitions based on new needs makes a lot of sense, and I appreciate the warning about permanently deleting data during the process.

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Re: Online Disk Wiping

Post by HoumirKinkar » 11 Jan 2024, 17:10

How did the introduction of TOS 6 simplify the task of wiping disks in TNAS devices, which previously required physical removal and external tools?

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Re: Online Disk Wiping

Post by SteveMatt » 20 Jan 2024, 19:05

Thank you for sharing information about the importance of disk wiping and the convenience of online disk wiping in TOS 6. It's great to know that this process has become more user-friendly, eliminating the need for disassembling or external tools. The step-by-step guide on performing online disk wiping is helpful, emphasizing the caution required due to the permanent deletion of data. Users will undoubtedly appreciate the streamlined approach to disk management in TNAS.

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Re: Online Disk Wiping

Post by revolutiontire » 26 Jan 2024, 14:44

Thank you for informing us about the necessity of disk cleaning and the ease of online disk wiping in TOS 6.The explanation of rebuilding arrays and partitions to meet new requirements makes a lot of sense, and I appreciate the caution about irreversibly removing data during the process.

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