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Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 (x86)

NickMar
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Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 (x86)

Hello

Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA. The following page https://kb.netgear.com/24557/RAIDiator-Third-Party-Add-ons unfortunately links to the wrong pages.

Thanks a lot

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StephenB
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Re: Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 (x86)


@NickMar wrote:

 

Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA. 


Are you running 4.2.x firmware, or have you converted the NAS to run OS-6?

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NickMar
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Re: Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 (x86)

I'm running 4.2.30 Radiator

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StephenB
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Re: Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 (x86)


@NickMar wrote:

https://kb.netgear.com/24557/RAIDiator-Third-Party-Add-ons unfortunately links to the wrong pages.


The x86 link for transmission https://kb.netgear.com/24557/RAIDiator-Third-Party-Add-ons?article=24557#p2p_share is for 4.2.x systems - though very old, so not current.

 

One thing that you might consider is converting the Ultra to run OS-6, and then getting transmission from https://rnxtras.com/readynas-os6-x86 

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NickMar
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how can i converting the Ultra to run OS-6?

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StephenB
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Re: Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 (x86)

The steps are

If you do decide to convert the Ultra, then you should also consider increasing the RAM.  Shipping OS-6 NAS have at least 2 GB of RAM, stock Ultras only have 1 GB.  Some have found that 1 GB isn't enough.  Upgrading to 2 GB is inexpensive, and is simple to do.

 

The steps are:

 

(Optionally) make sure the latest BIOS is installed before you do the conversion.  To do this you install  http://www.readynas.com/download/addons/x86/4.2/BIOS_Update_Package_0.5-x86.bin as an add-on and reboot the NAS.  Do this after you backup the NAS.  This isn't necessary, but if you so want to update the bios it is easiest to do it prior to conversion

 

Basic instructions for the conversion itself are

  1. BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP
  2. Upload PREPR4TOR6_0.1-x86.bin as an add-on using the ReadyNAS web gui, but do not reboot afterwards (avoids the need to do manual factory resets)
  3. Upload R4toR6_6.9.5.bin using the ReadyNAS web gui firmware update
  4. After you upload the addon+firmware and reboot, it will update the firmware and start a factory default.
  5. Go through the setup process on the converted NAS 
  6. Update the NAS to the current OS 6 (check for updates will work).
  7. Restore files from the backup.

Netgear won't provide paid support on a converted NAS, so that is one consideration.  There is a small risk that the process could fail, and if that were to happen it might not be possible to get the NAS running again.

 

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NickMar
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Re: Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 (x86)

So i suppose that no working links to transmission for raidiator 4.2.xxx . i found the following post https://community.netgear.com/t5/ReadyNAS-Storage-Apps-Current/Transmission/td-p/632419 but don't see the link to *.bin file in this post.

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StephenB
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Re: Need Transmission for ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 (x86)


@NickMar wrote:

So i suppose that no working links to transmission for raidiator 4.2.xxx . i found the following post https://community.netgear.com/t5/ReadyNAS-Storage-Apps-Current/Transmission/td-p/632419 but don't see the link to *.bin file in this post.


The link is there.

transmission.png

 

http://www.readynas.com/contributed/super-poussin/x86/Transmission_2.82.00.bin

 

As I suggested above, it's a very old version (files inside the bin are dated 2012-2013).

 

 

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