I bought WD Sentinel DX4000 without disks half year ago thinking I can easy run NAS & torrent download server on it. Can I somehow run it without disks, upgrade firmware and run it on WD Red, Blue or another producer’s disks? I can buy 2 2TB disks WD RE4 WD2003FYYS (link) on the local ebay-like portal - maybe they will work? Please tell me how to do it. Another way I’m gonna just sell it.
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It will not run without disc and the disc you need to be able to recover it are obsolete.
If you have tons of time and the ability to edit an iso file you “might” be able to edit the whitelist and use newer drives.
But support for server 2008r2 ended years ago and the box itself is over 15 years old. If you can get any money for it be happy.