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5TB Support? Advice needed!

mitsitsad
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5TB Support? Advice needed!

Hello all,

I purchase 2x5TB seagate externals a few weeks ago and finally got around to setting them up. Tore the external casing apart to find a 5tb seagate model ST5000DM000 hard drive. I found a really good deal on a Netgear ReadyNAS 2100 off of craigslist and being the complete NAS newbie I am didnt realize there are compatible hard drives for every device. These do not seem to be compatible and I can't string them together in RAID 0 to get anything over 1.1 TB

I have a spare WD Red 3TB which is definitely a better NAS hard drive, but I really wanted the additional storage space (this is really just a server for my htpc media) and hence jumped on the deal for the 5TB but now I'm trying to figure out if I need to

a) give up on the 5TB and buy a 2nd WD Red 3TB

b) ditch the ReadyNAS server and get something that supports my 5TB HDDs - any suggestions at a decent price?

c) figure out a way to get the ReadyNAS to work

any help at all would be appreciated. Thanks!
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mdgm-ntgr
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Re: 5TB Support? Advice needed!

What version of RAIDiator firmware is on your ReadyNAS?

Sounds like you might have a Duo v1 (2-bay desktop NAS that runs RAIDiator 4.1.x or earlier), not a 2100 (4-bay rackmount NAS that runs RAIDiator-x86 4.2.x)
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mitsitsad
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Re: 5TB Support? Advice needed!

my apologies - again newbie here - you are correct - it is a 2-bay system so I guess it is a Duo v1

I'm currently away from my home computer but I just updated it to the most recent firmware when I got it
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: 5TB Support? Advice needed!

The Duo v1 has no GPT support so you are limited to 2TB or smaller capacity drives. You would need a newer NAS to use higher capacity disks.
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mitsitsad
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Re: 5TB Support? Advice needed!

ok thanks for the help - bummer though

any recommendations on a moderately priced device that would support these 5tbs?
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: 5TB Support? Advice needed!

I don't think 5TB disks are qualified yet but they hopefully will work with all the current gen models and some discontinued models.

What's your budget?
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mitsitsad
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Re: 5TB Support? Advice needed!

honestly looking for a cheap solution - i spent 50 bucks on this device but it seems like a get-what-you-pay-for type scenario. Quite honestly a 1x5tb would probably work for me but the deal was too good to pass up for the hard drives. If there is something that could run 2 x 3TB WD Reds I would be satisfied and could unload the 5TBs on ebay
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mdgm-ntgr
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Re: 5TB Support? Advice needed!

Units that work with 3TB drives will probably also work with 5TB disks.

My personal preference would be for models with Intel CPUs (e.g. 312), though you could try the 102 (ARM) if you really want to.
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