Totally new forum for a totally new NAS. Pretty cool.
Anyway, I have several 1.5TB and 2TB drives sitting around I've used in external enclosures connected to my PC via USB or eSATA. They are all single partitions formatted in NTFS.
Got the Javelin a few days ago and finally turned it on with one of the spare drives installed in position #1. Booted up, the main LED was RED for a while but eventually turned BLUE. The #1 HD light was BLUE too and I could hear it spin up.
Problem is that the interface is telling me the "File system contains errors. Please check file system status." and I am not able to see the drive in any of the admin pages including the RAID pages. No status. Then, the HD light eventually goes out. The drive IS spinning. It's a Seagate 1.5TB Barracuda that's otherwise working fine.
So, reading over the manual (why did they include the giant 161-page multi-language Quick Start Guide instead of the all-English MANUAL???) I don't see any information on JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) or what format they need to be in for the Javelin to use them. I may have incorrectly assumed that you could just toss in a few drives and, if you didn't build an array out of them the Javelin would just use them as JBOD.
Am I wrong?
If anyone has any suggestions or insight, I'd like to hear it before I submit a ticket to Patriot. I'll move the drive to different slots to see if they react differently. I'm intending to fill it with 2TB or 3TB drives in the near future and the 1.5TB drive in there is just a test drive.
Thanks for any help,
Update - Pulled the drive from #1 and put it in #4. It now shows up in the file management page as Disk 4. Log shows "Disk 4 Plugged in". HOWEVER, in the RAID page, the only tab available is Create and the choices are only 0 or Spare Disk. Only choice I can see to select is Spare so I do that, add it to the right side and said OK. It appears to have simply added it and now the Delete tab is available.
Unfortunately, none of the other selections are available because they all say "File system contains errors. Please check file system status." I can't even add users, create groups, set up file sharing, etc. I'm at a loss to see why this is not working.