So I just got the 2TB HDD for storage after seeing it on sale and had a single problem with it. Oh and I updated the firmware as soon as I got it.
When I try to listen to music or access files in general that are stored on the drive, it takes a bit of time for it to get up to speed and open up. This usually happens when I haven't been accessing on the drive for a while. That's expected, I guess, considering it's a "green" drive.
The problem comes up when I watch movies stored on that drive. Everything will go smoothly for a while (not sure how long, 15 min maybe?), until the movie stops/lags and I can hear the F4 spin up. Anyone else have this problem and have a solution?
I feel like this is an issue with a setting somewhere as opposed to a defective product.
Pustul wrote:@ mh76:
You still need a patch from Synology to have them work properly (to avoid spin_up_time failure). I think they will include the patch in the next release of DSM and then these drives will probably re-enter the compatibility list.
snielsen wrote:I followed the directions from multiple people here and got the boot in DOS to work fine as well as being able to access the firmware patch tool. So far so good, but then absolutely NOTHING happens when running the darn program?! It dumps a screen of options for the SFLASH program (probably what F4EG.EXE was originally called). ESTOOLS can see the Samsung HD204UI drive just fine and lists it as Primary Master (only drive in the box), and the F4EG.EXE can also find it when using the "/detect" option.
I feel really stupid here - what am I doing wrong?? Shouldn't it be enough to simply type 'F4EG' (in my case after booting from the CDROM and having the tool on a USB drive I actually do "C:\F4EG"), and then the drive should be detected and every thing go its course?
cbrust wrote:How long should the patch take to execute?
Drive is physically installed (only hard drive in the system at the moment)
BIOS shows the drive as present.
Booting from a USB drive is successful....I get the DOS prompt.
DIR shows that F4EG is there.
I type in F4EG.exe.
Then, nothing...just a blinking cursor forever..waited nearly and hour. That is simply too long.
Does the drive have to be plugged into a specific SATA port? (Have only tried one ones that my system was already using).
tmad wrote:I made the update with the iso from HarryPotter, and it worked just fine, the updated takes about 10 sec. I think the harddrive should be placed in the first port (master).
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