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Storage / Re: Where to buy diskless NAS?
« Last post by 1000001101000 on November 13, 2019, 01:01:19 pm »
That just means it doesn’t have a way to re-install from on-board flash memory. If it did reinstalling the firmware would be as simple as pressing a button.

Later in the post in mentions how to load the boot files manually and proceed from there.
Storage / Re: Where to buy diskless NAS?
« Last post by Richmilnix on November 13, 2019, 12:38:33 pm »
My LinkStation is 420; that post reads

LS421D (Not 420 or 410)

Does that mean I'm out of luck?
Storage / Replacing hard drive - does size matter?
« Last post by samb172 on November 13, 2019, 12:36:16 pm »
I have the Buffalo LinkStation LS-WXL (2 bay) and one of the drives has failed so needs replacing.

Does it matter on size of the hard drive? For example, if it's currently 500GB in each bay, can I put 1TB in the failed one?

My plan in the future (cost depending) is to swap the working on to 1TB, but for now can I have one at 500GB and one at 1TB?

Thanks in advance.
Storage / Re: Where to buy diskless NAS?
« Last post by 1000001101000 on November 13, 2019, 12:31:03 pm »
If the device still powers up it's probably fine, it's definitely worth attempting to re-install from blank disks once you've recovered your data.

There are instructions for doing so in this post:

If you'd prefer you can install Debian rather than the stock firmware on most devices:

I've created a guide for making your own recovery disk for this series of model:

I believe Buffalo Support can provide you an SD card with the official image on it for a fee.

Once you get it started with the recovery disk you can follow the steps mentioned in this post to complete the install:

If you're interested in Running Debian Linux rather than the stock firmware I've created a custom installer and information which can be found here:
Storage / terastation pro Duo with Intel atom processor without boot disk HELP
« Last post by caleidocane on November 13, 2019, 11:39:52 am »
Hello , I've recently buyied a used nas and I removed the old drives and replaced with 2 brand new drives the old drives was formatted so I cannot recover from the old drives. I've tried to download the USB tools into the 5000 series but does not working. Is there a way to recover?
Storage / Re: Formatted Drive
« Last post by fuzbuster83 on November 13, 2019, 07:35:23 am »
Yep, that did it! Thank you very much saved us time and/or a trip to our data center.
Storage / Re: Where to buy diskless NAS?
« Last post by Richmilnix on November 13, 2019, 07:29:31 am »
Oh, so  I think I hear you saying that once I've rescued the contents I can probably pop the drives back into the assembly, reformat them, and be back in business?

Buffalo tech support is who gave me the firmware diagnosis. I had a series of brownouts at the house overnight that last the NAS misbehaving. The files are all intact and I'm gradually moving them to a USB drive using a Linux interface.
Storage / Re: Formatted Drive
« Last post by As3nd0r on November 13, 2019, 03:57:19 am »
There is, remove the drive via GUI (dismount disk) and then press rediscover disc. It will then show as unformatted again.
Storage / Formatted Drive
« Last post by fuzbuster83 on November 12, 2019, 03:16:53 pm »
We recently had our first drive failure in our Buffalo Terastation 3400. I sent the drive and a different set of instructions was followed rather than the one for replacing a drive and rebuilding the array. The new drive was formatted via the web GUI. As the instructions show, the new drive cannot be formatted and if it is it cannot be used to rebuild the array.

Is there any way to fix this via the web GUI, the instructions do not give any direction on this. Right now I'm left with buying another new disk and sending it, but hoping there is a better way.

Thanks in advance!
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