How to Format a Hard Drive
Formatting a hard drive will remove all data stored on the device. The hard drive can be formatted manually or via the device's interface. It is highly recommended to format the hard drive via the device interface first before having to manually format the drive. If you need to format your hard drive manually and would like more information on how to format the drive, click here.
For more information on how to format the hard drive via the device interface, please refer to the information provided below.
Step 1: Log into the web user interface (web UI) for your device via a web browser. For more information on how to access the web UI for your device, click here.
Step 2: Click on the Settings icon and navigate to Storage>>HDD Manage.
Step 3: Select your hard drive from the HDD Manage menu. Click Format.
Step 4: The device will reboot after the hard drive has been formatted. To format the hard drive, click Save and allow the device to reboot.