Sent back the ReadyNAS

readynasI am so done with anything to do with hard drives.¬† I am starting to want to stop doing anything that deals with creating files that take up lots of space and need to be backed up. (ie photography) But I know this is just “resistance”. (I have been reading “War of Art”, but that is another post coming up)

I gave up and sent the ReadyNAS back to NewEgg. I spent two long nights fighting with something that I thought was a plug and play device.  First, my drives were not recognized. Actually, the first of the three was, no matter which of the three I put in the first slot. Technically, the other two would appear as functioning drives, but on the volumes tab, where you specify drives, raid settings, and volume info, only the first would appear.

I first tried to upgrade the firmware, thinking there might be something flaky going on there. That took everything south. Couldn’t boot. Then tried to do TFTP boot, and a USB boot, but neither worked. It’s packed up and ready to ship to NewEgg. At least they didn’t give me any hassles. I am getting a replcaement, so the saga will continue.

2 thoughts on “Sent back the ReadyNAS

  1. Chris – I too had issues with setup on ReadyNAS, went with a Drobo and have never looked back. The Drobo is not NAS, but I was able to easily share it out by using the file sharing capabilities on my Mac. The Drobo took about 10 minutes to get up and running and I’ve never had a single issue with it. Plenty of performance for Time Machine, photos, iTunes, and movies. My only wish is that I was buying now with the smoking deals available at Amazon.


    • Yea, a lot of photographers seem to have them. Two things. I have heard that the TimeMachine/Airport Extreme will drop the connected drives quite a bit (and reconnect randomly later), and I was hoping for a NAS to share files with other computers on my lan, and a local place to hold media. I may be giving up. I will give the ReadyNas one more shot. I really like the idea of Rsync.

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