Author Topic: Buffalo  (Read 1238 times)

Tumppi

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« on: August 20, 2013, 05:14:42 am »
Hello,

I have LS-WX2.0TL/R1-EU Nas unit and i would like to upgrade its drives with two Seagate ST3000DM001-1CH1C 3.0tb drives.
Is this possible? I have no few days tryed to get tftp files and other stuff i think i need to do the upgrade but servers have been allways busy.

If it is possible is there way to make it easy? like pre format drives to supported format or something else?

Eastmarch

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Re: Buffalo
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 04:07:14 pm »
On US units this -can- be done, but is not supported by US tech support, and if it breaks it completely is not likely to be covered by warranty.

Make the device RAID 1 between the two drives.

Break the RAID by booting with Drive 2 only. This simulates a hardware failure.

Rebuild to Drive one using one of your new drives.

Break the RAID by booting with Drive 1 only.

Rebuild to Drive two using the other new drive.

Delete the Array in firmware, and rebuild it using the capacity of the entire drive set.

Note that this process doesn't put your data on the new device, takes a very long time, and is unsupported. I'd just go buy a 421DE. :D


**A single copy of data, even on a RAID array, is NOT a backup! Hard drive failure is not a question of IF, but WHEN! Don't take my word for it, take Google's!**