Create a new Disk Bay Layout

In the KillDisk toolbar, select Tools > Disk Layout Editor, or shortcut CTRL + M.

Figure: Opening the Disk bays layout tab

This will bring you to the Disk Bays Layout tab, where you can manipulate, save, import and create Disk Bay Layouts.

Figure: Opening the Disk Bays Layout tab

Here we are looking to create a new layout, so get rid of the current layout shown by clicking Layout > New Layout Wizard .

Figure: Creating a new layout

This will launch the Disk Bay Layout Wizard

Figure: Disk Bay Layout Wizard

This configuration of a new layout can be done in one of three ways:

Load predefined layout
Here you can find one of our predefined layouts that may fit your system. If an appropriate layout is not listed, you may try the next option.
Generate default disk bay layout
Define your systems in terms of a disk array, arranged in a X by Y grid of disks. You may make adjustments to this later, so this may just be a base to start from.
Automatically generate disk bays for all discovered disks
Defines your Disk bay layout based on the disks recognized by your system's device manager. The disks will be placed in their own individual row when the layout is generated.
Create empty layout for manual editing
Defines a blank layout with no disks, so they can be added in the Disk Bay Layout window later.
Warning: Make sure to save the old layout by selecting Layout > Save Layout before creating the new layout, or your old layout WILL be lost.

With the old layout cleared out, you now have a new layout ready to be configured to your machine.

Adding and Deleting Rows and/or Bays

Disk bay layout consist of disk bays grouped by row to maximize mocking effect of an actual disk bay mounted in hardware unit. To design bay layout, simply use the Add Row or Add Bay buttons to create additional rows/bays to work with. When a bay is selected, the Delete Bay button can be used to delete the individual bay. When a row is selected, the Delete Row button will delete the row and all the bays contained within it.

Map disk bays to physical drives

In Disk Layout Editor you can map actual physical bay to its GUI representation (disk bay widgets) in two ways:

Important: Due to different hard disk controller manufacture standards and platform limitations, physical disk port address format may vary.
Note: If both, platform name and disk port, are assigned to disk bay widget then platform name is used for disk bay mapping.

To make and assignment, double click in either Platform Name , Port (BUS) key or Used in batch column in correspondent disk bay line to initiate editing. Enter platform name as text or disk port as masked text. You can use drop down list of all detected physical disk controller ports for immediate port assignment.

You can also edit disk port in disk bay widget from main view by using context menu of disk bay widget.

Saving and Reverting changes

Use the Save Layout button to commit any changes to the layout to the application views.
Note: Save Layout will apply current change to the KillDisk session so the changes will be seen in the Disk Bays explorer views and even be loaded in upon future application launch. These changes will not affect the .dbl file, however, so be sure to commit any important changes using the Save Layout command.

Click Layout > Revert Layout to revert any changes you made to the layout.