During this upgrade I want from 4 x 1TB drives that gave me about 2.8 TB of storage in RAID 5 to 4 x 3 TB drives that gives me 8.2 TB of storage.
Needless to say I am hopeful I won’t have to upgrade for another few years.
Information regarding other Linux-based NAS can be found on the Plex Media Server for Linux forum.
Note: Not all models from these manufacturers are supported.
The Tera Station is known to ship with firmware versions up to 1.12. --Fred , (CET)) The Tera Station 㿧鿊㿼㿆 - ファームウェア情報 mentions some more versions, but they are not available any more.
As of 2005-07-12 Buffalo US has v1.05 and Buffalo Japan has v1.13. The update file from the Japanese site is a selfextracting LHA archive, but the international versions might be ZIP files.
Please refer to the NAS Compatibility List for more detailed information.
After the NAS has all 4 new drives I would expand the volume to utilize the new space added.
There are several theories on selecting drives that are produced in different batches.
This will help eliminate the risk of multiple drives failing at the same time if they were part of a bad batch of drives in production.
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Most NAS run a flavor of the Linux operating system.