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Still a 250GB Drive limitation?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by voip_boy, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. voip_boy

    voip_boy Network Guru Member

    I'm thinking of getting a NSLU2. Is there still a 250GB drive size limitation? TIA
  2. Pimptastic

    Pimptastic Network Guru Member

    Nope, i have got a 400gig and a 500gig attached to mine
  3. cchur

    cchur Network Guru Member

    I just checked with support at Linksys and was told that it is a hardware limitation. 250 gig max. I was worried about using a 300 gig drive, but went ahead anyway and installed it. I have 250 gig available on disk 1 using the latest firmware. Only format available in standard system that I can see is EXT3. Please let me know if this information is incorrect. It came from Linksys support so take if from there.
  4. jeroendg

    jeroendg Network Guru Member

    IT WORKS WITH Bigger harddisc's

    I also have a Maxtor OneTouch II attached and it works! No limitation at all.

    From the web interface this is the reading I get:

    Server Name: Storestation
    Version: V2.3R63
    IP Address:
    USB Port 1: Ready, 281520MB (48% Free)
    USB Port 2: Not Installed
  5. trwd

    trwd Network Guru Member

    250GB Seagates won't reliably format or backup

    I'm suspicious about using large drives with the NSLU2 r63. I've gone through two new Seagate external USB drives (ST3250601U2-RK) and getting them to format was unpredictable. I finally got one to completely format, but could not backup a 160GB drive to it. I've since tried connecting this drive as drive 1 and formatting it there but no joy.

    I'd feel more definite about this diagnosis except that right now I can't get a 160GB drive to backup to another 160GB drive reliably either(although I've done it before!) so I suppose we need some feedback from users who have used other brands of 250GB+ drives, whether they've used drive 1 and/or 2, whether they've done formats and backups without problems, etc.

    Just copying files to and from a large drive may not be sufficient proof.
  6. Chicken

    Chicken Network Guru Member

    I don't think there's a limit on the NSLU2,
    more like, if there's a limit, it's your hdd enclosure...

    I got 2x 300GB on the NSLU2 and both recognizes as 300GB (281GB)
  7. trwd

    trwd Network Guru Member

    Two 300GB? What brand and model?

    What's the brand and model of 300GB drive(s)? Obviously you must've formatted them, which is a good sign. Have you tried copying one drive to another?

    My experience is that even formatting seems flaky. The NSLU2 will be locked up at the end, yet after a power cycle both drives are formatted.

    After a backup the log will say "backup failed" yet the backup appears to have worked.
  8. Chicken

    Chicken Network Guru Member

    It's 2 Maxtor DiamondMax 10 S-ATA II 16MB 7200RPM 300GB's.
    In 2 IcyBox 351-StUS enclosures.

    Formatted with the webinterface of the NSLU2 and worked fine.
    The other one is a FAT32 formatted one with Partition Magic and works fine as well (just no user/group/share-policies)
  9. cchur

    cchur Network Guru Member

    Chicken, did you format on the NSLU?. According to what I got back from TS at LINKSYS (and we know how reliable that can be) in order to have the drive formatted to anything other than EXT3 it needs to be done on some other controler and then just moved to the NSLU2 drive interface. Also, I was told that the 250 gig limit was a hardware limitation. Check using the browser IF and see how the drive is formatted under, I believe, advanced and drive.
  10. Chicken

    Chicken Network Guru Member

    The EXT3 drive is formatted on the NSLU2. The other one (FAT32) I formatted with Partition Magic on Windows XP.

    it's "Administration -> Advanced -> Disk"

    Disk 1 Status: Formatted (EXT3)
    Disk 2 Status: Formatted (FAT16/FAT32)

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