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will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if so wh

Postby mpjbay » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:13 am

I am maxed out with 4 3TB drives and would like to know if 4TB drives will be compatible and if so when?

This way I can compensate until larger drives are or are not accepted.
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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby TeknoJnky » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:30 am

viewtopic.php?f=83&t=58447

I'm not sure there are any other limitations specific to nvx (because its 32bit), but 4tb definately work on ultra4/probis.
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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby mpjbay » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:07 am

thx teknojnky :) it looks like 4tb is not supported with the nvx but hopefully that will change with the next fw upgrade.
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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby TeknoJnky » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:23 am

Why do you say that?
nv+ ~ 1gb ram ~ 4x WDC WD20EARS-00S8B1 ~ 5555 GB ~ power supply dead
ultra4 ~ 4 gb ram ~
pro business ~ 4gb ram ~ 2x Seagate ST4000DX000-1C5160 ~ 2x Seagate ST4000DM000-1F2168 ~ 10tb
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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby mpjbay » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:51 am

i did not see a 4tb drives listed on the compatibility list

http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=82
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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby sphardy » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:11 am

Perhaps you should investigate just how many bare 4TB drives are actually available right now...

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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby TeknoJnky » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:27 am

zero, the only 4tb single drive is linked above
nv+ ~ 1gb ram ~ 4x WDC WD20EARS-00S8B1 ~ 5555 GB ~ power supply dead
ultra4 ~ 4 gb ram ~
pro business ~ 4gb ram ~ 2x Seagate ST4000DX000-1C5160 ~ 2x Seagate ST4000DM000-1F2168 ~ 10tb
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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby mpjbay » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:45 am

i understand that. my question was regarding information on a future hardware/software release not what is available today.
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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby sphardy » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:52 am

Drives are added to the compatibility list when tested. Drives are tested once available... You are not going to get any guarantees before testing is done, but there is currently no reason or any form of indication that 4TB or even larger drives cannot be supported

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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby mdgm » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:24 pm

First NetGear has to wait for a bare 4TB drive to be released.
Then it has to purchase a large quantity of the drives (need to allow for disk failures) to test in multiple units (may not be easy particularly as drive availability becomes very constrained due to the ongoing effects from the Thailand floods)
Testing will likely begin with the newer ReadyNAS models (as NetGear may wish to move to selling some models semi-populated or fully-populated with 4TB disks) and then later move onto the NVX.
If NetGear encounters problems it will then need to work on a fix and redo its testing (possibly requiring purchase of more drives). It's an expensive process and can take a while, but they understand the importance of doing their testing thoroughly.

I can't see any reason why 4TB drives wouldn't work either, but NetGear will want to make sure they work fine before adding them to the compatibility list.
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Re: will 4TB drives be compatible with readynas nvx and if s

Postby PapaBear » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:22 am

If and when they are released and you feel the urge to experiment on the bleeding edge of the new technology, I would recommend that you choose a model that is an expansion of an existing 3TB drive that is compatible. That will give you a better chance of success. But do keep in mind that with unsupported drives, tech support will not assist. Keep a good backup and it is never advised to use experimental drives or beta firmware on an NAS in operational use.
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