Hello ITPro! Ran across a practice exam question for my MCSA upgrade to 2016 and wanted to bounce this across the experts. The question reads:
Your network contains an Active Directory domain named contoso.com. The domain contains two servers Server1 and Server2 that run Windows Server 2016. Each server has an operating system disk and four data disks. All of the disks are locally attached SATA disks. The disk, is initialized as an MBR disk, and has a single NTFS volume. You plan to implement Storage Spaces Direct by using the data disks on Server1 and Server2. You need to prepare the data disks for the S2D implementation.
What should you do?
A. Convert the data disks to dynamic disks.
B. Format the volumes on the data disks as exFAT.
C. Initialize the data disks as GPT disks and create an ReFS volume on each disk.
D. Delete the volumes from the data disks.
I would choose "D" here based on the reference info I was able to find below. It appears like this script from Microsoft essentially "cleans" the disk completely back to the uninitialized state. it even goes as far as to set the disks for readonly and offline.