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Will an Iomega ix2-200 work with 3TB HDDs

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December 6, 2011 8:41:08 AM

Hello,
I have an Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS, set up in RAID-1 with 2 x 1TB disks. My NAS has been upgraded to the latest firmware (2.1.38.22294).

I want to know if I can swap in 2 x 3TB disks instead, for a capacity upgrade.

My concern stems from the fact that crossing the 2.2TB barrier for a boot drive has some requirements (UEFI, GPT) and I'm not sure if this is fulfilled by my NAS.

Anyone out there who's done this?

Note: I plan to do this upgrade only after the HDD prices have normalized, this is just for knowledge's sake.

Thank you.
January 25, 2012 4:40:54 PM

I'd like to do the same on my StorCenter ix2-200. At the did you to it?
Do you have same advice?

Thanks.

Vincenzo


arunphilip said:
Hello,
I have an Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS, set up in RAID-1 with 2 x 1TB disks. My NAS has been upgraded to the latest firmware (2.1.38.22294).

I want to know if I can swap in 2 x 3TB disks instead, for a capacity upgrade.

My concern stems from the fact that crossing the 2.2TB barrier for a boot drive has some requirements (UEFI, GPT) and I'm not sure if this is fulfilled by my NAS.

Anyone out there who's done this?

Note: I plan to do this upgrade only after the HDD prices have normalized, this is just for knowledge's sake.

Thank you.

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January 25, 2012 11:34:32 PM

Vincenzo - no, I haven't done this yet, I'm still waiting for HDD prices to come down :-)
Right now, two 3TB disks cost a bomb in my country!
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January 26, 2012 2:36:46 PM

I found two SATA 2TB 64MB WD WD20EARX 5900rpm Caviar Green at 118 euro/unit (155 USD)? Do you think it is expensive?
In which country do you live?

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January 26, 2012 2:36:56 PM

I found two SATA 2TB 64MB WD WD20EARX 5900rpm Caviar Green at 118 euro/unit (155 USD)? Do you think it is expensive?
In which country do you live?

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January 26, 2012 2:37:27 PM

I found two SATA 2TB 64MB WD WD20EARX 5900rpm Caviar Green at 118 euro/unit (155 USD)? Do you think it is expensive?
In which country do you live?
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March 14, 2012 12:43:59 AM

Hi folks

I just replaced my two 1TB original Seagate drives and installed 2 WD20EARX. I alsoupgraded my ix2-200 to 3.1.12.47838 firmware - the cloud edition one.

Right now I can see some error messages on dmesg:

sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Sector size 0 reported, assuming 512.
SAL (ERROR) 0 1 0 :Scsi command completed. pScb c858f340, ScsiStatus 2 completionStatus MV_SCSI_COMPLETION_BAD_SCSI_COMMAND
SAL (ERROR) CDB:12 1 0 0 ff 0
SAL (ERROR) Sense Data:72 5 24 0 0 0 0 c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SAL (ERROR) 0 1 0 :Scsi command completed. pScb c858f340, ScsiStatus 2 completionStatus MV_SCSI_COMPLETION_BAD_SCSI_COMMAND
SAL (ERROR) CDB:12 1 0 0 ff 0
SAL (ERROR) Sense Data:72 5 24 0 0 0 0 c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


but the RAID is rebuilding fine and I think some adjusts on /etc/hdparm.conf may solve it.

There are two adjusts that HAVE to be done: WDTLER and WDIDLE3 I think I'll need a desktop to run the WD utilities.

9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 24
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 573


Info on WDTLER and WDIDLE3
http://blog.mikemccandless.com/2009/07/fixing-wd-gps-dr...

So far, so good

Regards, JLuiz


vpascariello said:
I'd like to do the same on my StorCenter ix2-200. At the did you to it?
Do you have same advice?

Thanks.

Vincenzo

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March 15, 2012 3:12:30 PM

An update:

the Load_Cycle_Cound reached 1174 after 64 hours. I managed to install MAKE and GCC to compile idle3-tools and disabled WDIDLE3. The drives seems to be working fine until now.

TO install MAKE and GCC - Medium do high Unix skills necessary
http://ix2-200.wikidot.com/optware-installation

To install idle3-tools - Medium do high Unix skills necessary
http://idle3-tools.sourceforge.net/

Now I just need to disable WDTLER

Regards, JLuiz
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