I got the drive about 2 months ago and after a week of working fine the drive started only working intermitantly. After I couldnt figure out what was wrong it died completely, using nasnavi 2 I found it there was "too many bad sectors" to work so I recovered my data (The bad sectors seemed to be limited to the filesystem partition of the hard drive. After I recovered my data I tried to connect the drive again, but this time nas navi didn't detect the drive at all, I tried the TFTP procedure anyway, nothing, so I tried wiping the partitions, and connecting the drive back in the case, I tried raw with no partitions, xfs and ext3 and no luck at all. I have checked the drive and it is fully working and I can install linux on it without a hitch so it isn't the drive that is the issue.
I found a person who had managed to extract the files from the firmware update files and put them onto the drive, thus forcing the drive into em mode and allowing a proper installation of the firmware however the buffalo forums where this person posted won't let me sign up so I can't as him how he did it.
The crux of my question is how to get a blank drive to work with a CS-X1.0 TL because I can't get my laptop to detect the drive at all now and the blue light just flashes rapidly constantly so I can't get it into em mode either, tried powering on without a drive then powering down and putting the drive back in, nothing, tried the same with each raw xfs and ext3, nothing... I have no idea what else to try now.