MD0MDI wrote:I have a ReadyNAS NV+ and I have just fitted 4 new drives (all 2 Tb) to the unit, I have done a Full Factory reset and left it to redo the volume. all done correctly, well it now displays 5.4Tb Free (was hoping for 6Tb but I supose thats taken up with the OS or whatever?!).
Disks manufacturers consider 1KB = 1000 Bytes i.e. 1TB = 1000^4 Bytes whereas like most computers the NAS considers 1KB = 1024 Bytes and 1TB = 1024^4 Bytes. Now 6TB (according to disk manufacturers) = 6 / 1024^4 * 1000^4 = 5.46TB (according to the NAS). Same amount just a different measurement. There are of course some overheads etc. (such as the OS partition) so volume capacity is a bit less.
MD0MDI wrote:BUT.... When I try to login to the unit I get asked for the Login / Password, but it does not except the default password?
I have done a factory reset now 3 times, it displays 'Factory Reset' on the screen on the front of the unit, so I know it is doing it, BUT the password is still nto be set to 'admin' and 'password',
Are you sure you have the v2? The v2 chassis is a charcoal colour and the v1 chassis is a silver colour. Have a look at http://www.readynas.com/kb/faq/boot/what_is_the_frontview_default_login_and_password_after_a_factory_default
What version of RAIDiator is on the NV+? If the NV+ is a v1 and you're running firmware older than 4.1.7 you should update the firmware, verify the update is successful and do another factory default. A factory default on 4.1.7 or later gives 4k sector partition alignment.
What brand and model hard disks?