Here are my notes regarding replacing the WD 1TB drives with Seagate ST32000542AS drives. They may help somebody who attempts the same task and is frustrated with some of the instructions found on the web. Note that this was done on a brand new box that initially shipped with two 1TB drives.
I used these instructions as a base:http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.ph ... om_scratch
- set ip on computer to 192.168.11.1
- disable windows firewall and anti virus
- start TFTP (TFTP Boot.exe)
- hold down function buttton for 5 secs while turning unit on.
- if the files are not pulled as soon as the box finishes its blue light flashes and the red light turns on, hold down the function button again for a few seconds and it might pull the files (it did in my case every time).
- wait until the blue light goes steady. It may take a few minutes, mine even rebooted in the mean time and went to steady again. So be patient.
- Start NasNavi to confirm that the LS-WXL is found
- Now go to the firmware update directory
- change the LSUpdater.ini after backing it up first by adding or modifying (NOTE: NoFormatting=0 indicates that the drives will be reformatted, i.e DELETING all the data):
VersionCheck = 0
NoFormatting = 0
debug = 1
- Change the computer's IP address to 169.254.110.4 with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0
- invoke LSUpdater.exe (in my case for firmware 1.37)
- On the window that appears click the two rings icon in the top left hand corner
- Check debug in the new window
- Check all flags including rebuild partition table if you want to rebuild the array.
- If you get the following message: could not confirm if the partition exists make sure that your ini was updated correctly, i.e. with NoFormatting = 0
- Running updater and confirming the formatting intention may result in the following message after format: *LinkStation has booted up as an emergency mode. Updating may be failure.*
- At this point, change your computer's network configuration back to normal.
- Try to simply reboot the LinkStation again and confirm it boots up and the power light goes steady.
- After reboot, the language in my case had changed to Japanese.
- To change language click second tab from the right (System)
Click first subtab from left (Settings)
Click third bar from top, or lowest bar (Language)
Click the bottom button (modify)
Change display and Windows languages to whatever and then click left button (Save)
Note that I had to do a second TFTP load because the initial format of my 2TB Seagate drives failed. After it rebooted (by itself) it completed the format and from then on everything (except the language part) was fine.