Rob,

What do you mean by initialize?  Like FORMAT C:?

This may not be relevant, but we recently moved some disks from one ASP to
another on our single AS/400.  We actually did this is three passes.  Each pass
took between 45 and 60 minutes.  The size of the disks (4 or 8 GB), the speed of
the disks, or the number of disks (1,2 or 3) did not seem to make much
difference.

Another bit of worthless information:  We also added a single new disk drive (8
GB, 10 k rpm).  I did not watch the clock when it we added it to the RAID set,
but I'm guessing it was about 20 minutes.  Two days later we added it to an
existing ASP.  That took another 30 minutes running under DST.

Phil

   Subject: How long to initialize disk?
   To: midrange-l@midrange.com
   From: rob@dekko.com
   Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 11:38:42 -0500
   Reply-To: midrange-l@midrange.com


   We are moving several drives from one iSeries to our new 840-2418-1542
   (geepers is that sob huge!).  Any estimates on how long it will take to
   initialize the following:

   qty  model
   30   6717
   45   6718


   Rob Berendt

   ==================
   "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
   safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
   Benjamin Franklin





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