I just purchased an 8TB DX4000 today. After completing the setup, I was surprised to a message in the window that said “Initializing…” along with a percent. It’s progressing very slowly, about 0.02% a minute. At this rate, it will take several days for it to finish. The system is brand new and has no data on it at all (other than the default folders, of course). I only completed the initial setup. The manual says that “Initializing” means “The RAID system is initializing the storage; this is similar to Verifying.” Looking at the description of “Verifying,” it says “RAID system was shut down inadvertently. It is validating and correcting the integrity of the RAID array.” The system hasn’t lost power unexpectedly and was only restarted during the initial setup, which IIRC the manual states will happen.
Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? It’s very frustrating to have spent so much money on this system, only to not be able to use it for 4 days.