after research and reading many tutorials / problems, i decided to ask here for help.
I had the luck to get an old Buffalo Terastation ES (TS-XEL/R5 series +++ TS-XE4.0TL/R5-EU) without HDDs.
The reanimation was very hard, because tftp and ts-update wont work with any of my HDDs (Seagate Desktop HDDs 500GB, 1000GB, Western Digital Enterprise 500GB, 1000GB etc.). With every disk there where format errors, in TSUpdate and later in the Webinterface.
Got it to run only via an old harddisk from an Linkstation Quad with FW 1.11. After Updating with no
formating it works partially, the FW 1.71 is running with full webinterface.
The problem with the "unformatable" drives persits, even from the webinterface.
So i decided to give it a try with debian or gentoo, maybe the buffalo firmware restricts the selection of hdds?
But which guide is the right one to install? The guides from LS-CHLv2 maybe? Are there installations with working fan-control and hw-buttons? I would like to use the NAS only as SMB storage and DLNA server (free with plex?). Finally there should be 2, later 4 hdd's in 2x raid 1. Is it possible to get debian/gentoo install to the flash or to all discs equal if one drive fails? Thought to manage it with webmin to keep an eye on the raid's etc.
Little knowledge of linux servers and mdadm is still there
Sorry for my bad english