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  1. Log on to SoftNAS StorageCenter.

  2. In the Left Navigation Pane, select the Disk Devices option under the Storage section.
    The Disk Devices panel will be displayed. 



  3. Disk devices must be partitioned prior to use. The available devices are listed in the Available Devices grid, as shown above. 

    Device Usage
    - indicates the current status of the device, which can be: 
    • Device needs partition - the initial state for a new device that has no partition
    • Available to assign - the device is partitioned and ready for use in a storage pool
    • Used in pool <poolname> - the device is in use by the indicated storage pool name

    Use the buttons on the toolbar to partition the devices for initial use.

  4. Use Partition All to partition all disk devices.



  5. Alternatively, select each disk device, then use Create Partition to partition a device individually. 

    Remove Partition can be used to remove an existing partition that is no longer needed.