kjkunk wrote:Hi Camster,
Check the serial numbers on the drives to know for sure if you have an early drive that needs a patch. I expect it to be from a later date since you bought it in June. So I won't answer all your questions becuase it depends on the first answer if you need those answered. Let's hope so.
(source: synology site, or this thread)
The error on the drives could not be reproduced with the patch. (source: read it somewhere, check this entire thread)
Got the drives out and found the serials, though they don't quite match with the above info. Though they are 14 characters long.
Afterwards I found out that my smart software tells you the serials
My serials are S2H7JD1B414503 & S2H7JD1B4150
Following the compatibility information:
"If your hard drive was manufactured before 2010 December (could be identified with serial number xxxxxxxZ7xxxxx, xxxxxxxZ8xxxxx,xxxxxxxZ9xxxxx,xxxxxxxZAxxxxx, or xxxxxxxZBxxxxx), you must upgrade the firmware of this hard drive before the installation."
That would make both my drives xxxxxxxB4xxxxx.
Does this mean my drives are already updated/flashed, so I'm good to go with them as they are?
My new problem now is that even the my smart software says I can enable the HD204UI monitoring, I can't find the box to enable this (even when following their instructions). Also, it is only currently monitoring my 2 previous storage drives and not my boot drive with the OS on it.
Now running 5 drives but only monitoring 2 of them!
Thanks in advance for any help.