Will an Iomega ix2-200 work with 3TB HDDs

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. 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-drives-with-wdtler-and.html

    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
  7. 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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