HMNHDCE Hard Drive failure - Replaced with new Hard Drive

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dol5714
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HMNHDCE Hard Drive failure - Replaced with new Hard Drive

Post by dol5714 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:00 pm

Thank you so much for this forum.

I have a Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition 34766 (HMNHDCE) 2TB NAS. Recently, the hard drive failed and I was getting the red flashing on the NAS.

I purchased another 2TB hard drive to replace the old hard drive. The original hard drive is a Seagate 2TB, and I am trying to replace with a WD 2TB.

I followed the instructions located at http://iomega.nas-central.org/wiki/Reco ... edia_CE%29 and everything seem to go just fine. I installed both the 32 mb portion, and the firmware. However, when I go to boot the HMNHDCE up I am now getting a solid red light. (I think that indicates that the drive is not found). Upon further reading, I think the above instructions are for the "Classic" HMNHDCE.

It appears there may be updated firmware that is compatible with mine, but when I go to the download pages of this forum (http://downloads.iomega.nas-central.org/), or Mijzelf download page (http://downloads.iomega.nas-central.org ... ons.2.064/). There are no files showing up. Is there a problem with the server?

Can I restore the HMNHDCE with a Western Digital Hard drive?

I would appreciate any guidance on how to resolve this problem.

Thanks and God bless, Steve

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Re: HMNHDCE Hard Drive failure - Replaced with new Hard Driv

Post by Mijzelf » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:42 am

dol5714 wrote:I think the above instructions are for the "Classic" HMNHDCE.
AFAIK there is no 'classic' CE, only 'the' CE.
dol5714 wrote:There are no files showing up. Is there a problem with the server?
Works for me. BTW, one of the links points to HMNHD downloads. HMNHD != HMNHDCE. It's really a totally different box. Different CPU, different firmware architecture, ...
Can I restore the HMNHDCE with a Western Digital Hard drive?
There might be a problem with it's power usage. The stock drive was an incredible economic one, and so maybe it cannot handle uneconomic ones.

dol5714
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Re: HMNHDCE Hard Drive failure - Replaced with new Hard Driv

Post by dol5714 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:32 pm

Thank you so much for your reply Mijzelf. I have read a lot of your post and I appreciate the vast knowledge that you have.

UPDATE: I was able to access the download section and download the appropriate files.

UPDATE: I retried the instructions at http://iomega.nas-central.org/wiki/Reco ... edia_CE%29 and I got the NAS partially working again. My problem was that I did not install the proper bootrom.txt file on the USB.

PROBLEM: I am able to get access to the WEB GUI and make configuration changes to the HMNHDCE, however, the hard drive (2tb) says there is no free space. I can not create any shared folders.

What can I do to get past this obstacle and be able to start saving files to the HMNHDCE? Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and blessings, Steve

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Re: HMNHDCE Hard Drive failure - Replaced with new Hard Driv

Post by Mijzelf » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:46 pm

Actually I have no experience with this. I don't have a HMNHDCE myself, and extracted the information about the 'recovery stick' from reading the bootscripts in dumpfiles I got from others.

Those bootscripts tell, that if you boot the box with a properly prepared recovery stick, and the reset button is pressed or there is no filesystem on the disk, it will install the firmware, creating all necessary partitions/volumes.

Well, obviously it worked at least partly, as you got a webinterface, which has been installed from the stick, so the stick was OK. If you now don't seem to have a data partition, you can
- Try to reformat the data partition from the webinterface. It might just have a defective filesystem, for some reason.
- Try to rebuild the firmware. Plugin the stick another time, and keep the reset button pressed for a minute while booting. It should install the firmware a 2nd time.
- Enable the ssh daemon, or install the FFP application, open a shell, and have a look at internal logfiles, to see if an obvious reason can be found why there is no user data volume.

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Re: HMNHDCE Hard Drive failure - Replaced with new Hard Driv

Post by dol5714 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:34 pm

Thank you so much for your suggestions. I went ahead and redid the process as suggested and it came up working perfectly. Not sure if I did something wrong on the 1st attempt. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for your contributions.

God bless you, Steve

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