gimp wrote:0. Safe to say one or more drive is bad?
gimp wrote:1. Should I use seatools to check each drive? I don't have any way to do this.
gimp wrote:2. Does using seatools destroy data?
gimp wrote:3. Could this be a drive firmware issue?
gimp wrote:4. Should I just do a warranty exchange on drive 2 and hope for the best?
gimp wrote:5. Could I replace drive 2 with the new one I bought?
gimp wrote:What are the implications that the new drive has been formatted/initialized as the only drive in the NAS?
dbott67 wrote:Will the system boot with just disks 1, 3 & 4 installed? If so, hot-add the new 333 disk and it should initialize & re-sync the data. In about 10 hours you should be back in business.
dbott67 wrote:I'm a little nervous about that because if the NAS somehow starts to boot from the new disk, it may nuke your array.
You may want to try putting all 4 original disks back in (in their original positions) and do a firmware re-installation:
If that fails, try a USB or TFTP Boot Recovery:
The 3 methods listed above only take the firmware that's installed on the flash memory of the NAS and copy it to the disks. It does not affect your data, however, it will reset your admin password to 'netgear1' and your IP settings to DHCP.
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