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How long does it take to initalize 24-2tb drives for a FAS3140


Hi, I have been running the drive initalize (4a option) for 6 hours.  Does anyone have an estimate on how long this takes or how to view status.  Serial connected and progress is only showing .....?  Thank in advance



Thanks to all for the replies.  The process took 7 hours.


You should have received an estimate number of minutes to complete the initialization at the start of that process.. I believe the 2TBs take about 6 hrs (should not matter how many drives there are since they occur in parallel). I am a bit surprised that you've been running it for over 6 hrs and it is still going..


I've initialized a few big systems, and I wouldn't think it shouldn't take that long.

You're not seeing any err messages ? Progress is showing ?

Maybe patience is a virtue ?

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff
Fastlane NetApp Instructor and Independent Consultant

(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)

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