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Author Topic: Only 200+ Mb of NAS on DIR-817LW with 8TB drive attached!  (Read 8686 times)

cousinisaac

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I am trying to attach storage to my DIR-817LW. I suspect the file format is to blame for some of my very large drives showing up as only having 200 odd MBs of space.  Random USB thumb drives show their full storage capacity. What file format is required to gain the full access to the disc's capacity?
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Re: Only 200+ Mb of NAS on DIR-817LW with 8TB drive attached!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 08:15:38 PM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under the router case.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

FYI:
Router USB HDD Max Size FAQ
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Cable: 1Gb/50Mb>NetGear CM1200>DIR-882>HP 24pt Gb Switch. COVR-1202/2202/3902,DIR-2660/80,3xDGL-4500s,DIR-LX1870,857,835,827,815,890L,880L,868L,836L,810L,685,657,3x655s,645,628,601,DNR-202L,DNS-345,DCS-933L,936L,960L and 8000LH.

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Re: Only 200+ Mb of NAS on DIR-817LW with 8TB drive attached!
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 08:03:38 AM »

I would start with NTFS. What are you using now?
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Re: Only 200+ Mb of NAS on DIR-817LW with 8TB drive attached!
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 08:54:59 AM »

Even with NTFS, the full size if his drive won't be seen.  ::)
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Cable: 1Gb/50Mb>NetGear CM1200>DIR-882>HP 24pt Gb Switch. COVR-1202/2202/3902,DIR-2660/80,3xDGL-4500s,DIR-LX1870,857,835,827,815,890L,880L,868L,836L,810L,685,657,3x655s,645,628,601,DNR-202L,DNS-345,DCS-933L,936L,960L and 8000LH.

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Re: Only 200+ Mb of NAS on DIR-817LW with 8TB drive attached!
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 09:26:57 AM »

I don't think the problem is the router doesn't see the HD, just that it only sees it as being 200GB big and not 8TB. My guess is the HD is Sandisk using GPT and OP has Windows XP. See here for work around.
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Re: Only 200+ Mb of NAS on DIR-817LW with 8TB drive attached!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 09:41:13 AM »

D-Link sets limits on USB drives. I've only seen up to 1 or 2Tb on there routers.
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Re: Only 200+ Mb of NAS on DIR-817LW with 8TB drive attached!
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 09:51:59 AM »

Probably because their firmware use NTFS..thus why I suggested they start by using that. :-p Even if it doesn't show as 8TB it should be bigger than 200GB.
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Re: Only 200+ Mb of NAS on DIR-817LW with 8TB drive attached!
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 09:57:01 AM »

True....hope this helps though.  ;)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 08:27:31 AM by FurryNutz »
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Cable: 1Gb/50Mb>NetGear CM1200>DIR-882>HP 24pt Gb Switch. COVR-1202/2202/3902,DIR-2660/80,3xDGL-4500s,DIR-LX1870,857,835,827,815,890L,880L,868L,836L,810L,685,657,3x655s,645,628,601,DNR-202L,DNS-345,DCS-933L,936L,960L and 8000LH.