NAS200 and Seagate 1.5 TB drives

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by Sobak, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Sobak

    Sobak Guest


    I'm trying to find some information on campatibility with the Seagate 1.5TB drives and the NAS200. I talked to Linksys today and they told me that although they haven't been tested they would work. I asked if they would provide support if I had issues and they said yes.

    I was wondering if anyone was running those already and if they had any problems. I'm in need of some additional storage and was going to set these up as a RAID1 for a little protection. I've lost files before because I didn't have any type of RAID setting and lost some data so this should give me a little protection along with some type of Backup to a drive hooked to the USB port.

    Is there any chance that the Firmware offered here will support RAID1 in the future?

    Thanks for all the help.
  2. alejandro_liu

    alejandro_liu Addicted to LI Member


    While it should be possible, I am afraid I would try to steer you away from using a NAS200 for this type of configuraiton.

    The main problem is that because the system is a performance dog, so if you ever had to do a disc check, you will have your NAS200 spinning discs for days to check the 1.5TB of discs.

    So yes, it is possible to use. Yes, JAC2 now support RAID1. But I would not recommend this.

    Check out the JAC2 thread to read about two cases of people waiting more than 36 hours for the NAS200 to finish doing its disc checks.
  3. dsc68

    dsc68 Addicted to LI Member

    Its even worse than that. I have a 500Mb drive with a file system corruption that fsck can't repair because the NAS200 does not have enough memory to rebuild the file system information.
  4. Johannes Grimmerink

    Johannes Grimmerink Addicted to LI Member

    Nas200 raid 1

    I have 2x 500GB disks in RAID 1 with ext3 filesystem. The only (re)build I've ever seen it performing was the initial build of the mirror. If you use ext3 it should be very reliable, even if you cut off the power without shutting down the box. Ext2 is a different story.

    Anyway, I'm also looking into possibilities for upgrading to 2x 1.5TB RAID 1. I was wondering if I could change one disk to 1.5TB, rebuild the mirror and then change the other disk. I'm afraid I'll end up with a filesystem of 500GB on 1.5TB disks.

    Johannes Grimmerink
  5. Suite B

    Suite B Guest

    Can't recommend Seagate 1.5TB

    The Seagate 1.5TB disk drives have had an absolutely terrible reputation, particularly when running in any kind of a RAID configuration. I'm a frequent contributor to the Drobo forum, and the thread on the Seagate problems goes on for 8 pages.

    There are some new firmware updates that may help, but they are difficult to install.

    I have four Drobos, and 22TB worth of Western Digital 1TB green drives, and wouldn't recommend anything else.
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