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Synology DS1010+ shows degraded under status

As the title says I've got an error on my friend's NAS this evening. Even when I check that disk, it said that it's "abnormal" under smart test but the status shows "Not initialized". Under the ...
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1answer
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Will the Shuttle Omninas KD20 wipe my data during initial setup?

I have a new KD20 Omninas from Shuttle, and two hard drives full of pre-existing data I would like to share using it. I was planning on selecting the JBOD (just a bunch of disks) RAID mode, and at ...
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2answers
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Accessing an old, populated hard drive with a NAS?

Trying to brush up on my general understanding of hard drives and partitions... I have an old SATA hard drive with a load of stuff on it. As far as I'm aware it wasn't the OS's boot drive before I ...
1
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1answer
39 views

When to change a hdd in a raid/NAS?

When using a Network Attached Storage, when is it the best time to replace HDD (with RAID)? Upon failure, or proactively? I have a Synology DS713+, with two HDD from Western Digital (WD Red, acquired ...
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0answers
81 views

file transfer to hard drive which is connected to a wireless router

I have a 2T external hard drive connected via USB 3.0 port to a ASUS AC56U wireless router. I've setup file sharing server through ASUS router setting webpage and connected my Macbook to the samba ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Would an NAS with cheap drives serve files faster than a PC with high-performance drives?

First, a little background. We have two computers, which we built. We also have two phones and a tablet, all running Android, as well as a PS3. Currently, one of the computers acts as a file server ...
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18 views

SSD caching via Intel SRT and NAS backups, do they cause problems?

I'm wanting to put an SSD as a cache drive using Intel's SRT technology, but am wondering, will running backups throughout the day from my NAS will cause the cache drive to constantly flush out games ...
0
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1answer
263 views

Synology: SMART status is abnormal but no errors shown

I have a Synology DS509+ NAS that is showing an "Abnormal" S.M.A.R.T. status for one of its drives: However, there seems to be nothing wrong with the S.M.A.R.T. test results: So, what's going ...
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0answers
27 views

WD NAS vs hd sentinel on disk health

My Western Digital My Book Live II, started failing some time ago, with a "Drive A Failed" message on the Web Interface monitor tool. After replacing Drive A, with a new one, drive B failed also a ...
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2answers
28 views

What is NAS with regard to a blank internal HD

I understand Network-attached storage, but what does that have to to with blank internal hard-drives? Exclusive NASware 2.0 technology - Our exclusive technology, NASware 2.0, makes WD Red ...
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1answer
50 views

Physical HDD emulation [duplicate]

I own an standalone DVR system (used for video surveillance) which apparently has an embedded Linux inside of it... The DVR writes the recordings on a locally attached SATA HDD. Because I have no ...
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2answers
215 views

3 TB vs 4 TB disk

I have an iomega storcenter ix2-200. According to the documentation, it supports up to a 3 TB disk. My question is, what makes it support a 3 TB disk but not a 4 TB disk. I don't want to return the ...
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0answers
326 views

NASWare vs. NASWare 2.0

Can someone outline the difference between WD's original NASWare firmware and the new NASWare 2.0, used in their RED-series HDD's? I can only seem to find features of the new NASWare 2.0.
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0answers
722 views

Use NTFS HDD with FreeNAS

I'm making my old pc into a FreeNAS server to share my files in my home network. I have the server already up and running ok but I bumped into a problem when I tried to add 2 HDDs. For some years I ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Does downloading to an external or network-attached drive create meaningful wear on your main hard drive?

I'm about to buy a new laptop. I anticipate wanting to download some video (for one thing, higher quality than just streaming it). Based on this question I'm concerned that the downloading may wear my ...
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2answers
58 views

What is the simplest network-accessible storage solution that is also accessible from a non-networked machine? [closed]

I have multiple machines that must be removed from the corporate LAN because their OS is being retired. We run some specialized laboratory tasks (and hardware) on the "obsolete" machines that cannot ...
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0answers
109 views

diagnose QNAP NAS harddisk aktivity

I have a QNAP Turbo NAS TS-110. Since +36 hours the NAS hard disk seems very active. The disk makes continuous activity noise as if huge amount of data get moved or copied about. The noise seems not ...
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2answers
137 views

Can hMailServer be configured to retrieve mail from external accounts only when triggered by client?

I run a small LAN and use hMailServer to provide an IMAP server. I have hMail's database out on a NAS drive. When I have hMail set to fetch email from external servers (eg. our ISP), it wakes the ...
0
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2answers
397 views

Does anyone have experience recovering the files from a Promise NS4300 server disk?

I have a Promise NS4300 server which contains 285Gb of user files. The windows protocol died so we could no longer access the hard drive (1 drive, no RAID). The support suggestions from Promise didn't ...
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0answers
94 views

Slow copying of files from Bricked NAS to computer via USB 3.0 to SATA

Unfortunately I bricked my "Western Digital MyBookLive 3TB" network hard drive. (Only had an ethernet port to access files via network) After realising it was not going to work again, I decided to ...
0
votes
0answers
286 views

Updating Buffalo TeraStation E06 Lost boot image

I have a Buffalo TeraStation HS-DH0.0TGL/R5. It worked perfectly until I zero wrote every drive for security purposes without realizing Buffalo stores the firmware on a separate partition of each ...
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votes
4answers
261 views

how much does “chown -R” affects disk IO performance? how can I test it?

I'm running a Cent OS server with a NAS storage. I have heard "rm" command makes overall disk IO slow. So, I gave up doing rm -R. I will do rm one by one with a shell script. --EDIT--> rm and sleep ...
3
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1answer
55 views

Managing disk in a VM

I'm replacing my two old rack servers with a new one that has plenty of power to take over the functionality my current servers. The server is a 4U rack mount with 16 3.5" SAS drive bays, two 2.5" ...
0
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0answers
73 views

How do I achieve software raid 4 array with different size disks with the largest disk being the parity?

For the last year I've been using a piece of software named unRAID built on top of slackware to host my NAS. I feel like I want to move on and evolve and build my own NAS setup on top of another ...
0
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1answer
477 views

D-Link DNS-320 Degraded RAID-1 will not rebuild…? any suggestions?

I'm not sure what caused it but it just keeps looping the rebuild process. Gets to 100% of re-syncing and then starts at 0% again... Just interested in a solution but not finding anything with ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I verify the health of hard disks using a Synology NAS?

I'll receive my first NAS (a Synology DS413) and three hard disks tomorrow. Of course I'd like to check if everything's fine with the disks before setting up RAID and migrating my data. Unfortunately, ...
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4answers
159 views

Hard drive reliability: what are the indicators [closed]

I'm looking to buy a 1TB or 2TB hard drive (actually 2 of them) for a Home NAS. Reading several comments online about failing drives within a year after purchase, I'm obviously trying to avoid this. ...
0
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2answers
211 views

Freecom NAS drive keeps going off the network

I have a Freecom network drive 500 GB which I use for backups over the network. However, it seems to go offline and has to be turned off and turned back on. Any ideas how to fix this? The drive is: ...
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3answers
357 views

One hard drive local to one computer but connected to server

I would like to have one dedicated hard drive for my files (but not OS installation) at my home computer, and I would like to make those files available anywhere via a file server. I want fast file ...
1
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2answers
438 views

WD RED - are HDD's designed for NAS another hype? [closed]

When I assembled my current system two years ago, I bought a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD, which was truly worth its price and I bought a Samsung EcoGreen 2 TB HDD, primarily for storing large media data ...
3
votes
3answers
163 views

What is the best use of 4-8 250GB laptop drives? NAS? [closed]

Over the last few years I've collected a bunch of SATA laptop hard drives. Most all of them are 250GB. I'm looking for an easy way to turn them into a NAS? Ideas? Thanks!
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1answer
1k views

Promise Pegasus report dead after power failure

After a power failure the Promise Pegasus R4 reports all disks drives as dead. But this is almost impossible! Is there any way to "reset" the Promise Pegasus without losing all data? The unit is ...
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0answers
101 views

Solutions needed for potentially failing NAS hardware

I have an 8 drive Rocketraid NAS that seems to be having an issue with one of the "enclosures". Even though all 8 drives are in the same device the software apparently categorizes the top 4 drives in ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Is it possible to just move HDDs from one NAS to another NAS when upgrading?

I currently have a D-Link DNS-320 with 2x2TB HDDs in there, setup with Raid. Am not at all happy with the speed of the D-Link unit - working in a Mac environment. So after a lot of research I settled ...
1
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1answer
953 views

Are there any drawbacks of running Caviar Red (or any other NAS-ready) HDD on your desktop PC?

What does the NAS-ready imply and how suitable are these HDD's for desktop PC's? My home desktop PC is turned on whenever I'm home and/or I'm awake (I turn it off during the night). Would a NAS-ready ...
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votes
1answer
102 views

Software RAID1 with two hard drives

I'm currently building an NAS. I have 2 3TB hard disks. Is it possible to software RAID these two if they hold the operating system? Or do I need a separate OS disk? If yes, could I just use an USB ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How do you remove a hard drive's GPT Protective Partition without compromising its functionality?

I recently bought an Iomega NAS drive but I want to install my own operating system on it. I connected the hard drive to my computer with a SATA to USB casing but under disk management it says it is a ...
1
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1answer
234 views

replacing failed HDD in Lacie 2big

I have a Lacie 2big Network, 2 x 1 TB in mirror. One of them failed 3 days ago. It produces a clicking sound, the Raid status shows endless "Synchronizing". If I buy a new HDD, same type, and replace ...
1
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1answer
74 views

Will upgrading my home connection actually give me better speeds through WebDav?

I currently have a Synology ds411 NAS hard drive with 4x2TB hard drives in RAID 10 (so 4tb usable) and I'm about to get a job which requires a lot of travel away from home. I connect to the NAS over ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Can I connect an external hard drive to a USB port of NSA 320 and make it available over the network?

I am planning to buy a ZyXEL NSA 320 box. Can I connect an external hard drive to the USB port of the NSA 320 and make it available over the network – without having internal drives?
2
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1answer
3k views

How to find out if my BIOS will support 3TB drives?

I want to turn an old PC into a NAS, and before I go buying 3TB hard drives, I want to check if my BIOS will support these drives. This answer outlines some requirements. Mainboard: supports 48-bit ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Can't mount filesystem on HD that came from WD NAS

I have a WD NAS drive, I need to recover some deleted files, so I've taken the drive out and plugged it into an Ubuntu machine to get direct access to the filesystem... When I check the drive in ...
2
votes
1answer
321 views

Connecting 6 hard drives with 4 available SATA connections

I'm building my first home NAS right now, and I have a Mini-ITX motherboard with 4 SATA connections. I'd like to connect 6 hard drives in total and (preferably) use software RAID. My question is: ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Western Digital NAS User File Locations

I took the hard drive out of a Wetern Digital NAS and plugged it into my linux machine and mounted it, but I can't figure out where the user files are stored. Any idea?
2
votes
2answers
3k views

QNAP NAS 509 (LINUX) - how to unmout busy volume and find physical disk?

On my NAS QNAP TS 509 I do have a technical issue. I need to run e2fsck. This works fine for me on md0 (see below), but how can I unmount the busy devices md9 and sda4 in order to do the same. ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Can you add a hard drive to a RAID?

I've decided on creating a NAS running FreeNAS using a software RAID 5 setup. I want to start the RAID with 2x2TB drives and slowly add more 2TB drives as I go. Is this possible? If I have a full RAID ...
0
votes
1answer
436 views

How to calculate what maximum amount of HDD storage my motherboard can support

I want to create a NAS by myself, for about 4-12 TB of space, depending on what it will cost. I see that I can buy hdds for 3TB now, but how can I know if the motherboard will work with it, and how ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

What's the difference between a RAID enclosure and a NAS?

I was taking a look at NAS's and RAID enclosures and was curious as to the difference between the two. Both seem to hold your hard drives. Both seem to provide hardware level RAID. Is there a major ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

FreeNAS ZFS questions about CPU, Ram, & HD speed

I'd like to build the most energy efficient NAS possible but still be able to run FreeNAS with ZFS. I've been looking at Atom processors, but haven't found any that could support more than 4gb of ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

File Storage NAS - Do i need to replicate in addition to RAID 5

I am going to buy a NAS server soon. I am pretty sure I know the one I am going to get. It can hold 4 hard drives. If I RAID 5 then I will have about 8gigs of storage. I understand if there is ...