Examine disks physical integrity

The disk examination feature is designed to scan the physical integrity of the disks selected for this operation.

To examine disks:

  1. Select a disks for examination

    Use Disk Explorer view to select disk bays.

  2. Open Examining disks integrity dialog
    • Click the Examine command in the action toolbar
    • Click Actions > Disk Examine command from main menu
    • Click Disk Examine command from context menu
    • Click Examine Bach > Named batch command from toolbar or from Actions main menu to examine disks in predefined disk batch.
  3. Confirm examination options

    Use tabbed views to adjust examination options if necessary. Available options:

    Use Disk examination preferences page in application preferences to specify disk grading attributes if necessary.

    Note:

    If only one disk was selected for examination than you can specify boundaries of examined area for selected disk.

    Click OK button to begin examination process.

  4. Observe examination process

    In the Disk Explorer view, you will see the progress of the examination in the slot of the drive being operated on. The progress will be shown as a progress bar, seen below:

    Figure: Disk examination progress

    As seen in the image above, the green progress bar will fill the virtual drive slot in the KillDisk application. The percentage of the examination completed and the estimated completion time will also be shown in the slot. Once this process completes, the word "Examined" will flash in yellow in the slot space and the Erase procedure will begin.

When erasing completes you can review results for the processed disks.