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Author Topic: 343 pre-sales questions  (Read 3528 times)

drick

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343 pre-sales questions
« on: April 30, 2009, 10:10:12 PM »

after getting my 323 installed and running, i have of course run out of space already.. :) the 343 is on sale at Frye's right now for $300 and i have a bunch of hdd's sitting around waiting to be filled!

sooooo..

here are my questions that i can't find answers to in the forum on in the 343 manual:

1. can i create 2 RAID 1 volumes?
2. if answer to q1 is yes, and a HDD goes bad how is shown in the gui or physically on the unit?
3. i see this unit has ext3 and disk checks which is awesome. is there any way to set this to occur automatically upon failure? i assume that this can be done with fun plug, but that seems to be pretty buggy still on the 343.
4. for those of you who have both the 323 and 343 any observations for someone considering the 343?

anything else you would suggest? i'm going to be using 750GB hdd's, and most of the problems here seem to be with the larger drives.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2009, 10:12:10 PM by drick »
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drick

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Re: 343 pre-sales questions
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 09:49:50 AM »

buehler....

buehler....

buehler....

 :P
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Re: 343 pre-sales questions
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 12:31:42 PM »

Must have missed this questionaire, I'll do my best.

1. Yes
2. In the status page it will show the raid volume as degraded. If the drive has gone out there will be a physical indication from the OLED showing it missing a hard drive and they are numbered from 1-4, top to bottom.

In firmware 1.03 release we have also added a Degraded status alert on the OLED.

3. We are implementing SMART as well as a scandisk function into the DNS-343 however there is no current 'scheduler' or 'check at startup' option.

4. I am biased so I would let someone else answer this =P
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drick

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Re: 343 pre-sales questions
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 03:02:51 PM »

Thanks for the info ECF.

I just got my device and am setting it up now, i don't see an option for making 2 RAID 1 volumes (it just offers RAID 1). I have 2x400 and 2x750 in the there, so i selected R1, which i'm hoping the unit will be smart enough to create 2 different correctly sized partitions.

You reference FW version 1.03, but the most current version of your support site or forum is 1.02, so i assume this is a forward looking statement that covers it when it's released?

i also assume item 3 is forward looking in 1.03 or beyond, right?
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ECF

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Re: 343 pre-sales questions
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 03:45:00 PM »

Bay 1 and 2 will create the first RAID1 Volume and bay 3 and 4 should create the second RAID 1 Volume.
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drick

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Re: 343 pre-sales questions
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 03:49:51 PM »

it actually didn't work that way.

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=5357.0
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