Storage Format (Windows)
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This is an add-on section for formatting a storage device for use with the StorageMgr kernel plugin.
Additionally, there is an optional section for checking your storage device for errors using h2testw. Depending on the size of your storage device and the speed of your computer, the checking process can take up to several hours!
What You Need
- The latest version of Win32DiskImager
- The latest version of h2testw
- This is not required if you do not want to check your storage device for errors
Section I - Formatting Storage Device
- Install Win32DiskImager if you have not already
- Insert your storage device into your computer
- Launch Win32DiskImager
zzBlank.imgas the "Image File"
- Set "Device" to the drive letter of your storage device
- Select "Write"
- Select "Yes" to continue when prompted
- Select "OK" to dismiss the dialogue box when the write completes
- Close Win32DiskImager
- Right-click the drive in Windows Explorer, then select "Format"
- Set "File system" to "exFAT"
- If your storage device has a capacity of 256 GB or greater, you must format with a cluster size of 64 KB
- Use MBR, not GPT, or it wont work
- Select "Start"
- Select "OK" to continue when prompted
- Select "OK" to dismiss the dialogue box when the format completes
- Close the format window
Section II - Verifying Storage Device
If you do not want to check your storage device for errors, skip this section.
h2testw.exefrom the h2testw
.zipto your desktop
- Insert your storage device card into your computer
- Select "English"
- Select "Select target"
- Select your storage device card's drive letter
- Ensure "all available space" is selected
- Select "Write + Verify"
- Wait until the process is completed
If the test shows the result
Test finished without errors, your storage device card is good and you can delete all
.h2w files on your storage device card.
If the test shows any other results, your storage device card may be corrupted or damaged and you may have to replace it!
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