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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Hey all,

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.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:45 pm 

Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:39 am
Posts: 2604
If you haven't used the disk manufacturers SMART tool,
you are NOT able to decide, weither the disk is healthy
or not.
You might had a guess, but to be sure, use the SMART
tool of the manufacturer of the disk.

Please do not use private mail (PN/M) to ask questions. Use the proper forum instead. (me)

If there is no verified backup of a dataset, the dataset, by definition, is unimportant. (c't 2012)

RAID (no matter which level) never ever substitutes a backup. (me)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:38 am 
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If this is so, I need to do next.

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