Difference between disk initialization and disk format RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Through Server Administrator on a Windows Server 2008 (any version), under Disk Management we will be able to see the storage.

    When we initializes the disk, will it format the disk? Does initialization formats the disk?

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:08 PM


  • initialization does not format the disk.  Before you can use a disk, you must first initialize it.  Formatting the disk is done after a volume/partition is created.


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    • Marked as answer by Waukegan Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:06 PM
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:17 PM