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Swap disks between readynas units.

mhellstrand
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Swap disks between readynas units.

Hi!
Is it possible to use disks from an existing RND2000 Duo V2 system (data on the disks) in a Netgear ReadyNAS 102 2-Bay NAS?
To my knowledge they have the same CPU architecture? (Marvell ARM CPU vs. Marvell ARMADA 370 1.2 GHz)

Is there any where I can get hold of a "table" over the different Readynas units and their CPU architecture, so when I want to buy a new one I can select one that will accept my "old" disks without wiping them clean from data?

many thanks
//Martin
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vandermerwe
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Re: Swap disks between readynas units.

No.
The problem is not the processor, it's the operating system and the filesystem on the disks.

The following are 5 lists, each list of units would allow disks to be moved between them.

102/104/2120

312/314/316/516/3220/4220/716

Pro/NVX/Ultra/2100/3100/3200/4200

NV+(v2)/Duo(v2)

NV+(v1)/Duo(v1)/NV/1100/1000/X6/600

You will need to setup the new nas and transfer the data across a network, possibly using backup jobs.

Back it up. Use UPS.
Infrant Readynas NV+ | Readynas Ultra 6 Plus | Readynas 316
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StephenB
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Re: Swap disks between readynas units.

Although I haven't tried it, I've seen posts here that say you can migrate between RN1xx and RN3xx/Rn5xx. Apparently the new NAS does an OS reinstall, and the file system is preserved. Not sure what happens to apps.

Apart from that possibility, these lists look correct to me.
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