NSA221 will not recognize my 3td usb 3.0 external HD

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pjay
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NSA221 will not recognize my 3td usb 3.0 external HD

Post by pjay » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:39 pm

Is there a working around for this. My 1tb usb 2.0 drive is fine, but not with my 3.0 3tb. I have all the new firmware

Is there a work around for this?

pjay
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Re: NSA221 will not recognize my 3td usb 3.0 external HD

Post by pjay » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Good forum this

dotdavid
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Re: NSA221 will not recognize my 3td usb 3.0 external HD

Post by dotdavid » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:28 am

There is a bug with the latest firmware and external 3TB USB drives. The NSA3xx series have beta firmwares that supposedly fix the issue (although people are reporting mixed results) but I don't know whether the new firmware is due to be released on the NSA221. I hope so, as I'm experiencing the same problem myself!

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Re: NSA221 will not recognize my 3td usb 3.0 external HD

Post by dotdavid » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:09 pm

Just to let you know that my external drive seems to be working if I create the volume in EXT3 format. I guess the NTFS implementation must have the bugs.

Worth a shot if you're still having problems.

dotdavid
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Re: NSA221 will not recognize my 3td usb 3.0 external HD

Post by dotdavid » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:39 pm

Spoke a bit too soon - after a reboot the NSA loses sight of the volume. It was also incredibly slow to copy data to the USB drive, although I'm not sure whether that's normal - it took three full days for me to copy just 200GB of data.

I'm going to have to work out some other way of backing up my NAS I think - perhaps I'll try and get the USB port working on my DD-WRT-running router.

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