Just released – RAIDiator 4.01!
NETGEAR is pleased to release RAIDiator 4.01 firmware for the ReadyNAS network attached storage product line. The latest firmware will work with all preceding ReadyNAS products and can be updated easily from FrontView.
RAIDiator 4.01 contains a number of bug fixes along with worthy enhancements over the 3.01 and 4.00 releases. We recommend that you update your ReadyNAS to this latest RAIDiator release unless you are affected by the limitations stated at the bottom of this announcement. Please do keep in mind that once you upgrade to RAIDiator 4.00/4.01, you cannot revert back to anything prior to 4.00 without reformatting your ReadyNAS.
The simplest way to update is to use the System/Update/Remote tab in Frontview. If you prefer, you can choose to do a local update by first downloading the new image here: RAIDiator-4.01c1-p1
The following are changes since RAIDiator 4.00c1-p2.
- BitTorrent. You can now queue up downloads while you’re asleep or while you’re at work directly on the ReadyNAS. There’s no need to keep you PC or Mac on during the downloads. Click here for more info.
- ReadyNAS Photos. Share your beautiful photos with your family and friends directly from the ReadyNAS with awesome slideshow effects. Click here for more info.
- Standalone Add-on managementsupport. BitTorrent and ReadyNAS Photos are examples of this, and we will release the specs for developers to create their own addons that can integrate into Frontview.
- Support auto-copying images straight from new camerasthat do not present themselves as storage devices. This allow you to use the Automatic USB Flash Copy feature to automatically backup your photos to the ReadyNAS when you connect your camera via USB. The Backup LED will blink during the auto-copy and will stop blinking when the copy is complete.
- If USB flash device was used in a camera, set flash auto-copy to flatten out the folder tree structure, allowing for easy integration with ReadyNAS Photos. The Backup LED will blink during the auto-copy and will stop blinking when the copy is complete.
- RAIDar will now display progress of volume creation, volume check, and volume expansion. This status was previously only available on the NV+ LCD.
- Support photo meta-data over UPnP-A/V. This allows players like XBox 360 and PS3 to show embedded information about photos.
- Fixed occasional dropped connections with the NETGEAR EVA 8000 media player. The same fix also addresses slow wireless access and general network access slowness due to unrecovered TCP retransmits.
- Support Samsung 1TB drives.
- Support Seagate drives with SN04 firmware with broken Security Erase support.
- Add Shares tab now has an option to enable/disable public access for new shares. By default CIFS and AFP shares will be created with guest access in User and Domain security modes.
- Fixed fan speed control to handle fan variations better.
- Changed maximum length of HTTP SSL host key to 64 characters.
- Prevent inactive Frontview windows and UPS status from spinning up disks.
- UPnP-A/V service should recognize .m2t and .divx files.
- Fixed issue where HTTP access to shares would sometimes produce a blank page.
- Fixed issue where home share backups did not work in Domain mode.
- Fixed issue where FTP backups did not handle the path depth properly.
- Various backup manager fixes.
- Fix cached ReadyNAS MIB’s values in SNMP agent.
- Added accurate volume and disk usage in ReadyNAS MIBs.
- Speed up Frontview startup and status refresh times.
- Flash auto-copy is enabled by default on new installations.
- The current released Opera browser has some display problems with FrontView.
- Under Safari 3, if you change the admin password in Frontview, you will see a blank window. Simply close the browser, and use RAIDar Setup button to reconnect to the ReadyNAS. You will not see this problem with Safari 2.
- Network wireless PCI and USB devices are not supported in this release. We will come out with an update that will support this at a later time. If you need this support, please do not update to the RAIDiator 4 release. Keep in mind that if you need wireless support, you can connect the ReadyNAS to a wireless router or a wireless bridge.
- BitTorrent URL path cannot contain the ampersand (&) symbol. If the path contains ampersand, download the torrent and use the file option to specify the torrent location.
- In Share security mode, if you have specified a share password, you will not be able to access this share under Vista unless you follow the workaround here.
- In Share security mode, if you have specified a password for the media share, ReadyNAS Photos will connect to the ReadyNAS only if Username is left blank, and you specify the share password.
- Vista SP1 domain authentication may not work with the ReadyNAS. If you are using the ReadyNAS in a domain environment, abstain from updating your clients to SP1 until a future RAIDiator release that will address this limitation.
- If you will be using WebDAV, you will need to install an add-on with RAIDiator 4.01. For more information, please see here.
- Mac users using AFP should install an add-on that fixes file meta data and time stamps not being carried over properly. The add-on can be downloaded here.
- If you have a one-disk X-RAID setup and you want to add a 2nd disk, you will need to hot-add the 2nd disk while the ReadyNAS is powered on. Installing the disk from a powered-off state will not allow that disk to be added to the X-RAID set. This is a limitation of this release and will be fixed in the future.