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 Post subject: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:52 pm 
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I have recently purchased one of these diskless drives, after watching the Buffalo YouTube video that states you can add any 3.5" drives.

Does this mean I can add 2 x 160GB drives a have from a redundnat server?


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 Post subject: Re: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:18 pm 
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yes
delete all partitions first


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 Post subject: Re: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:19 am 
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Great.

Using diskpart clean?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:49 pm 
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i use windows
disk2 is empty
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 Post subject: Re: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:52 pm 
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Unfortunately I keep getting access denied when trying to delete each of the volumes currently on the disk.

Same thing when using diskpart.

Am I missing a trick here?


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 Post subject: Re: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:45 pm 
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Connected the drive to a Windows 10 pc, instead of the Windows 7 pc I was using, and successfully deleted all volumes and partitions.


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 Post subject: Re: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:27 pm 
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The plot thickens....

I've added the two drives to the NAS, but it's boots up in emergency mode.

Tried using diskpart on the 2 drives, as detailed in the enclosed documentation, but no joy.


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 Post subject: Re: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:50 am 
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Also tried to upgrade the firmware, but it says partition not found, aborting firmware upgrade.


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 Post subject: Re: Diskless LS220DE-EU
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:58 pm 
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Cracked it! And this wasn't in any of the documentation.

I called technical support and they told me to hold the red button at the back for a couple of seconds, which would force the firmware to load onto the disks.

This didn't work, and they then informed me that the Hitachi Disks I was using were not on the compatibility list, but they seemed to indicate that there was a good chance it should still have worked.

We then discussed how the previously used disks should be formatted, where I had already removed all volumes and partitions in Windows disk manager, using a USB to SATA hard drive adapter, and also used diskpart to clean them after following an enclosed leaflet.

I think this next bit is a red herring, but I'll include it for completeness of what I did.

I then plugged the drives back into Windows, using the USB to SATA hard drive adapter, and formatted the volumes, but did not assign a drive letter.

When this still didn't work, I started to mess with the red button on the back of the device. I held it for a couple of seconds, but still got the red light. Then I held it for ages, until the red light still appeared.

Then I gave it a very quick press, and bingo everything kicked into life and the firmware started to transfer itself as discussed, where the red light flashes instead of staying lit. This process takes 10 minutes or so.

I now have a fully functioning NAS.


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