Re: What's so special about DriveStation formatting?
- I also have a linkstation 250 and a drivestation 250... Separately
they are great, but together they are, well, disappointing.
What I have found:
1. The ds will appear as a share (assuming that option is enabled)
with the name usbdisk1. This cannot be changed and none of the user
access controls can be applied.
2. The LS will read a FAT32 formated ds, but not allow writing.
3. The ds must be set to always on - the usb auto power will not
4. The ds must be completely on and intialised and connected to the
ls before the ls is switched on! I give it around 5mins to be sure.
5. The ls backup feature has hung several times on me (ls fw 2.05,
and 2.06)... Manually copying the files worked though.
I also want to have a fat32 ds as a backup so that I can access my
data easily if the ls fails. I have now upgraded my ls to openlink
0.52b because I have been advised that it is possible with the
I hope this helps,
- I echo Ian findings. If you have played with your linkstation for more the
a few hours you know more about it then Buffalo's tech support. However,
the Linkstation is not popular because of the excellent tech support. It's
popular because it's a decent Linux device to hack. JR
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Adams" <larryjadams@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 6:55 AM
Subject: RE: [LinkStation_General] Re: What's so special about DriveStation
>Did you attempt to contact Buffalo's tech support?