FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - Knowledge Base

Can I install new drives with existing data and preserve it?

No, the drives will have to be formatted the first time they are installed in the Taurus. Any existing data will be lost as soon as the device is turned on, so make sure you have a backup in a different location first, before you install the drives in the Taurus.

The only exception is for USB or FireWire enclosures that offer a so called Non-RAID mode and it has been set to Non-RAID prior to installing the drives.