Hi I'm looking for a system/rack or something similar which will be capable of formatting 10 SATA drives.

It can be more but no less than 10 drives.

I was thinking of some kind of server rack with the soul purpose of formatting the drives. Is this a good idea? I'm open to an suggestions as long as they involve formatting multiple drives from a single system/rack. I'd like to keep costs down as well.

Also is there commercial software that supports the format of multiple drives?

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  • What size drives? 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch, 1.8-inch, something else entirely?
    – Mark
    Apr 18, 2017 at 21:26
  • What about something like this?: kanguru.com/mobile/…
    – NoahL
    Apr 19, 2017 at 4:28
  • This is a bunch of similar stuff from the same site: kanguru.com/mobile/…
    – NoahL
    Apr 19, 2017 at 4:40
  • @Mark The drives are exactly like in the picture.
    – Jonas
    Apr 19, 2017 at 7:27

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You're honestly better off just formatting each hard drive individually. It would probably take less time to format them one by one than to search around for a good deal on a 10x hard drive supporting server rack. It probably wouldn't be worth the money at all to buy a new rack and barely worth it to buy a second hand server for the sole purpose of formatting hard drives.

  • Thanks for your reply. Yeah I'm doing this at work so I can bring up a proposition to the boss in order to get the appropriate finances. We have been having a lot of problems with the recording on these drives so I wanted to find the most efficient way to format in bulk.
    – Jonas
    Apr 19, 2017 at 7:30

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