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Re: ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

KorkyKat
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ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

I have ReadyNAS Duo V2 fitted with two WD Red 2Tb drives. Running on network with mainly Win7 computers. Works perfectly.

 

I want to increase to 2 x 4Tb drives, which are on approved list.

 

Question - will NAS cotinue to work fully with these or will Win7 impose a 2Tb limit?

 

Model: ReadyNASRND2000v2|ReadyNAS Duo v2 Chassis only
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StephenB
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Re: ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

Windows 7 has no issue with large network shares, so no worries there.

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

Which firmware is on your Duo?

 

Can you read this article and confirm from reading the article which Duo you have?: http://www.rnasguide.com/2012/01/09/how-to-tell-whether-i-have-a-duo-v1-or-duo-v2-or-nv-v1-or-nv-v2/

 

Welcome to the Community!

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KorkyKat
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Re: ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

Hi,

 

From the ReadyNAS screen (RAIDar ?), I have:-

 

ReadyNAS Duo V2

Firmware Radiator 5.3.10  (But I can put latest on if needed)

 

Is this sufficient?

 

 

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KorkyKat
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Re: ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

Can I be cheeky and add a supplementary question.

 

Will ReadyNAS still work OK if I upgrade to Win 10 on all PC's? (Either with 2TB or 4TB drives)

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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

You have the v2. 4TB drives should work in your Duo v2, I think, but if you use disks outside the compatibility list then support may be refused on those grounds alone.

 

If you upgrade to Windows 10 make sure the NAS and your PCs are in the same workgroup.

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KorkyKat
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Re: ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

Thanks,

 

OK, would only use WD Red from compatibility list, so OK.

 

OK, so ReadyNAS would work OK with 4Tb

 

Remaining point - Can you confirm Win7 on PC's would not limit 4TB to 2TB usable? (Mix of Win7 Pro and Home Plus/Premium ?)

Would like to be sure before spending £250 plus!!

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StephenB
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Re: ReadyNAS Duo V2 4Tb disk size Windows7

Windows 7 has no issue with large network shares, so no worries there.

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