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« on: January 16, 2010, 12:07:03 PM »

I have been using a DNS-323 for about a year and suddenly the blue light on right side is constantly flashing?  I upgraded to firmware 1.07 recently and am not sure if this could be the reason.  The drive is idle and I am not accessing it at all so I can't figure out why this is happening.

Does anyone have any ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 12:10:26 PM »

Does the status page give any clue?  Have you gone to the Tools tab and used the Disk Tools to do a scan?  Have you powered down and removed and reseated the drive?

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 11:45:33 PM »

HI, I have the same issue, had the unit for nearly a year, right hand HDD light flashing constantly.
I have recently replaced both the HDD for new as I thought this may have been the problem as the light sometimes turns pink/red showing a drive failure.

the old drives I have put into my PC in a raid configuration and have not had any issues with them

A reboot of the unit sorts the issue out for a random period of time, 15 days was the last time it was rebooted this time it has started flashing after just 2 days.

Also the unit tries to sleep but the light continues to flash, then it come out of sleep mode.

Using firmware 1.08 b8

No info on the status page.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 11:26:03 PM by tm255e » Logged
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 05:42:30 AM »

I have this issue as well... but it only occurs after I transfer a large amount (> 1GB) of data to the NAS.  Reading large files does not seem to cause the flashing.

It returns to normal for me if I restart the device from the admin page.
Firmware is 1.07



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