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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:05 pm 
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Hello all. A few days ago, the 4 lights representing the HD's that are usually green are now red. They are not blinking, just a steady red. I am assuming this means HD failure? If so, all 4 must mean the failure of all four drives? I have a Raid5 setup so this seems unlikely to me, PLUS I am able to drag files to and from the NAS and still play video files off the NAS. What could this be? And should I be removing the files from the NAS?

The NAS is a HD-H1.0TGL/R5

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:50 pm 
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without sounding obvious what does the manual say? they do have a diagnostic bit in the software I understand


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:55 pm 
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That's what is throwing me off. A red light indicates a HD failure. So according to ALL four lights being red, all my drives have failed! But they haven't, since I am able to use them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:14 am 
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it could be showing a s.m.a.r.t failure which wouldnt stop the drives working but it would let you know there might be a problem.

not sure how you check it, running the drives under linux might do it as I know the ubuntu package has it built in, but whenever I try it even under a live disk it totally screws with the file permissions.

actually windows I think can check smart status depending on whose drives they are


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:38 pm 
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A steady red light normally means that the disks are over 90% full. The system is till fully operational, but you are getting close to running out of space.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:24 pm 
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@itimpi: Argh! Thanks, I should've realized that.

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