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Re: ReadyNAS rn10200 strange startup (blue blink)

Tibonhomme
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ReadyNAS rn10200 strange startup (blue blink)

Hey there,

 

I use the readyNAS RN10200. I'm new at this.

 

I tried it with two small disks and it worked just fine.

 

I decided to go with one faster and larger disk only, so i turned it off, swapped disks, and it doesnt boot anymore.

 

So I learned afterward that setting are stored on disk, so i wanted to perform a factory reset to use the new one and do the setup again.

 

I tried to use the pin in factory reset hole as mentionned, but it doesnt work.

I insert the pin first, then press (quickly) the power button.

The power button blink fastly many times, and then stays on.

 

No matter how long I stay in with the pin for the factory reset, I dont have the sort of slow blink signal I should get for an OS reinstall or full reset.

 

After that :

- The NAS doesnt show up on the RAIDar

- I can't turn the NAS off without puling the cable

 

Do you have any idea whats going on ? Am I doing something wrong ?

 

Many thanks !

Kevin.

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StephenB
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Re: ReadyNAS rn10200 strange startup (blue blink)


@Tibonhomme wrote:

 

- The NAS doesnt show up on the RAIDar

 


Does it show up on RAIDar when you power it up diskless?

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NiveditaP3
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Re: ReadyNAS rn10200 strange startup (blue blink)

Hello @Tibonhomme  ,

 

Could you please check the Hard-disk compatibility with your ReadyNAS first. HDD compatibility reference link : https://kb.netgear.com/20641/ReadyNAS-Hard-Disk-Compatibility-List 

 

Then you can check if your device is discover on Raidar. Link for reference for Basic Setup with RAIDar : https://kb.netgear.com/22765/Basic-Setup-with-RAIDar 

 

Also , If you ReadyNAS was not running on latest firmware then you can perform OS reinstall by accessing the boot menu. OS-reinstall is a safe method and the data is not impacted at all. Link for reference to access the boot menu on RN102 : https://kb.netgear.com/22892/How-do-I-access-the-boot-menu-on-my-ReadyNAS-102-202-212-or-312 

 

Have a lovely day, 
Nivedita Pa
Netgear Team 

 

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Sandshark
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Re: ReadyNAS rn10200 strange startup (blue blink)


@NiveditaP3 wrote:

Hello @Tibonhomme  ,

 

Could you please check the Hard-disk compatibility with your ReadyNAS first. HDD compatibility reference link : https://kb.netgear.com/20641/ReadyNAS-Hard-Disk-Compatibility-List 

 


Are you serious?  The hard disk compatibility list is 100% useless, containing no recent entries and many entries for drives that have not been manufactured for years.  There are even entries that would lead one to believe the current WD Red line (as opposed to Red Plus) are a good choice, which they absolutely are not, because they are "from a similar product line" (which they are actually not, in spite of using the same name).

 

It is a shame that the current moderation of this forum consists of canned answers from years past and not real answers from someone with appropriate technical knowledge.

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