Ethernet Big Disk Drives Wiped

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Ethernet Big Disk Drives Wiped

Post by mrburritoman » Wed May 25, 2016 8:50 am

I received two of these units without any disks. (They were pulled and wiped to remove all traces of customer data due to compliance reasons)

I have placed two 1TB disks in them and realized that the software is not on-chip but rather on the drive (after reading through things on here).

Correct me if I am wrong but the procedure for getting these running is as follows:

Pulled the following from here: viewtopic.php?f=151&t=5435#p22973
[quote=jtoppic]Use Sectedit.exe under windows7. I used my laptop with two Serial ATA converters on USB (20 euro each).
If the disks are not fresh, please remove all partitions first (i.e. Partition Wizard)!

select disk.
import sectors.
Restore the images? I think that is what this means.
I found the images here: ... artitions/
choose R or L_disk.bin [???]
OK (should take a minute or so).
Again for the second disk.

Attach both harddisks to Ubuntu 10.04.
I ran Ubuntu in a VMPlayer box (or a VMware Workstation) under windows 7, so I could switch easely between Ubuntu and Win7.

Open Diskutility (see picture, 4xRaid-1 and 1xRaid-0 arrays).
Run each raid (one at the time).
Select Check (if resyncing wait and check after). During checking array may being repaired (see picture).
Stop array.

Check all 4 Raid-1 arrays.
Do not check Raid-0 array.


Build NAS together and switch it on.
In Explorer (your Lacie BigDisk address, if not sure use MyLanViewer or look into your router).
Log on: admin/admin.
In System/Disks choose format.
Wait a minute and press status (3 times).

Log in again.
Everything should work.

Firmware version is v2.28.
Above mentioned procedure is meant for 2x1TB disks. If using 500GB disks (or even smaller) please contact me for advise.



¦sda1: extended, 980 Mb
¦sda2: xfs, md raid0, user data, the remaining part of the disk
¦sda5: swap, md raid1, 130 Mb
¦sda6: Linux kernel U-Boot Image, 8 Mb
¦sda7: ext3, md raid1, minimal root partition, 8 Mb
¦sda8: ext3, md raid1, original firmware partition, 130 Mb
¦sda9: ext3, md raid1, snapshots/upgrades partition, 696 Mb
¦sda10: filled with zeroes (may be used for an alternate kernel), 8 Mb


I am trying to put all of the steps and information in one place so they are clear and concise.

Am I missing anything?

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