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Prewarming of EBS Volumes

AWS Documentation: Pre-Warming of EBS Volumes

Windows Server 2012R2

C:\>dd if=\\.\drive_letter: of=/dev/null bs=1M --progress

This commands reads all bits from the volume drive_letter. It should be non destructive.

Formatting the drive is another option. It deletes the old content.

C:\>format drive_letter: /p:1”

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