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10-18-2009, 01:31 PM
I would like to underline that it seems the USB port in the NAS only supports connections for small pen drives. I connected my Seagate FreeAgent drive 500GB and nothing. At first I though it was the NTFS, but I converted the partitions to FAT32 and still nothing :( so it seems that the mounting software used in the NAS doesn't have the ability to mount a larger external device :( Which is a major pain if you take under consideration the 500GB drive is almost full to the brim ( so converting it to FAT was a risk on it's own) and I would like to move the data to a redundant location.
with all the speed issues (mac user here) it will probably take a few days to move that amount of data. the other problem is that some of my files are in CP1250 encoding and I've read that after patch 1.5 it doesn't exactly work :(
What is the suggested course of action?
10-19-2009, 02:20 AM
I have almost 1TB of data I'm trying to get on my NAS... I'm looking at over 24 hours of non-stop data transfer. Not fun. It's good to know that I can attach a small pen drive though. None of my external drives have worked, but they're over 300GB.
10-21-2009, 06:29 PM
I'm on day 2 of transferring of my circa 500GB. So don't get your hopes up with getting that date over to the Corza too fast.
I have found that the most stable connection tot he NAS is over FTP, so I've installed Total Commander on my Netbook PC and I'm using it to transfer the files over. At least this way I get 10mbps for large files and about 30mbps for smaller files.
any other method resulted in broken connections and errors. No matter if I used my MAC or a Parallels PC or my netbook. Windows file copy sucks, so you can imagine the amount of frustration.
Now I'm waiting for the result. I have multiple files with file names in different encodings so I wonder if they will all be readable. This is the 3rd time I've moved files to this NAS. The first time was my own mistake I forgot to change the default encoding. The second time it was after the firmware upgrade, which totally ruined my files because of foreign characters in the file names, I had to remove and recreate the RAID because the nas would not allow me to delete the useless files. Now is the 3rd time, because when copying for the second time I had too may errors caused by win copy and didn't know what was on the nas and what wasn't.
The Total Commander method seems to be the most effective and it's been going strong since yesterday afternoon.
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