How to repurpose a drive taken out from the NAS to Windows

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How to repurpose a drive taken out from the NAS to Windows

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Hello, I took out a drive from the NAS (the drive which DSM was installed on) and put it in an enclosure. Then, connected it to my PC. It does not show up on the desktop but it is there under Disk Management. I can see it is divided into five partitions: Healthy (Primary Partition), Healthy (Primary Partition), Unallocated, Healthy (Primary Partition) and Unallocated. When I right-clicked on a partition, Format was dimmed. "Delete Volume" was the only available option. Am I supposed to choose that option?
 
First: what is your plan for whatever data is on the disk?

The disk partitions are in formats that Windows doesn’t support so it won’t mount them. As already mentioned you can reformat/clean the disk and make it compatible with Windows. Using cmd.exe and the diskpart utility usually will get a stubborn drive ready for reformatting, but you need to be careful that you select the correct drive (i.e. Not your system drive).
 

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