6834Re: LinkStation Quad - need to install 4 new drives - need help!
- Aug 28, 2010Dang,
This morning I was able to reformat the original 250GB drives and created a new RAID-5 set. I guess I just needed as little patience.
As soon as I can I will do the same with the 2TB drives.
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Hai Nguyen Dang <danghai2k@...> wrote:
> Hi mcp,
> Search around for the Recovery packages for Linkstation Quad, then you can
> get it setup from scratch (it supports 4 x 2TB HDD), remember that even this
> model can run with HDD < 4, but it requires that you should have 4 HDD at
> the moment reviving it.
> The unit ARM will try to get the kernel & init ramdisk from 192.168.11.1 for
> ~ 4 seconds during boot up so you can revive it.
> If you're using Linkstation Quad, you can that Linkstation Quad format 1 new
> HDD (take out 1 HDD from old Quad, boot it, go to Web Admin and format the
> new HDD, shutdown the Quad, take out the new HDD and put the old HDD back to
> your 8TB Quad - the new HDD now can boot from any Quad, you can boot it and
> use it to format another 3 HDDs :). This trick only works if your 8TB are
> running in Single disk mode (individual disks), it's in RAID, it won't work,
> don't remove HDD or it will break your current RAID.
> Currently, I'm using 3 Linkstation Quad :), hope this helps.
> Thanks and rgds,
> Dang Hai
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 7:08 AM, mcp1434 <mcp1434@...> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > I had purchased a new LS-QL/R5 1TB NAS, as i already have a 8TB model which
> > I like, so i bought the 1TB with the intention to upgrade the drive
> > capacity. Unfortunately I didn't do my research, and ended up blowing away
> > the partitions on the included 250GB drives, and found out that my 4 1TB
> > drives wouldn't do anything without the OS loaded on them, and that I should
> > have changed drives one at a time.
> > Of course, Buffalo will not provide advice as the warantee is voided.
> > I have attached the NAS to my PC, and see that it only gets the
> > 192.168.11.150 address for a limited time, then it is unreachable.
> > Is there any hope to revive this NAS?
> > Thanks,
> > mcp
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