Port problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by JohnFLand, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. JohnFLand

    JohnFLand Network Guru Member

    Note that the Linksys documentation says to hook up a USB drive to "Disk 2", which is presumably the same as "Port 2". However, the Readme file for the latest firmware says an NTFS drive is supported ONLY on "Port 1" (and Linksys tech support affirms this), which is presumably the same as "Disk 1" (as labeled on the NSLU2 unit).

    HOWEVER, my 400 GB NTFS drive is recognized ONLY on Disk 2; attaching it to Disk 1 gives a "not formatted" message. So either Disk 2 = Port 1, or Linksys can't keep their labels straight.

    Lastly, my unit is being returned. Like many others have noted, it freezes after a few minutes of file operations, drops off the network, and must be power cycled to be seen again. Since Backup = Reliability, this unit has to go.

    John Land
  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    NTFS isn't reliable in R63 and should never have been promoted as such; however, ext3 and FAT32 are reliable. Ext3 is the native file system of the NSLU2. Fat32 functionality was incorporated from the first public release. NTFS has only been attempted in the last two releases of the latest firmware and R61 wasn't generally available.
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