Re: Upgrading Internal Drive in 250GB LinkStation
- --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Roland Thomas
> Can I upgrade it to a higher capacity?Yes
> If so, how?Here is an overview:
Backup your data, or plan to put it in a USB case or another
computer running either Linux or the "explorExt2" utility to access
Physically swap out the drive.
Then run the "updater" utility on the new drive, preferably
the "openlink" version of it.
Then copy your data back on the new drive.
> The Seagate Barracuda 500GB looks nice but can I useAt least on the non-HG models, even the 5400 RPM drive is faster
> a 7200rpm drive or do I have to stay with a 5400rpm drive?
than the bus in the Linkstation (29MB/S), so you'll probably not see
a performance improvement. The thing to watch out for is power
consumption which is proportional to heat. Some of these drives may
get hotter than the Linkstation's ability to cool it off.