I recently debricked my Gen2, which had been sitting around basically gutted, after its HDD developed some bad sectors (after my darling kitties knocked it off the shelf while I was at work.) It is currently driving on a WD Green drive I had kicking around, but I have specific plans for an alternative, see below.
During the debrick process, I first wanted to use a gimmicky SDcard to SATA adapter (It RAID0 combines 4 SDcards into a single sata volume), but I determined that while the unit will indeed boot from the thing, the mycloud will not allow you to set it up as a volume, because the SMART capabilities of the adapter are… Ahem… Not quite up to spec. I want to use it for a basic reasons. 1) I already have it, and it is taking up space. 2) If my darling kitties knock it over again, big whoop. 3) The unit will be literally silent after modification. 4) I could theoretically pack it up for a trip if I want, and not have to worry too much.
What do I mean by “set it up as a volume”?
Well, before a debricked mycloud will use the second partition as user storage, it wants to jiggery-pokery it with its JBOD implementation first. Before the system’s GUI will let you do that, it needs to perform a SMART drive self test to assure the drive is healthy. (For a poor man’s ssd implementation, like that gimmicky adapter, this poses a significant problem.)
I know that this is all controlled by some XML files scattered all over the place on this thing; Has anyone researched where all I will need to doctor to get this?
Alternatively-- Can somebody with CSS/Web savvy give me a magic doodad to disable the SMART test phase of the setup process? (EG, always return success message, even when it fails?)
I still want to use this adapter. I don’t care that real SSDs are both cheaper, faster, more reliable, and have real SMART implementations. That would require me to buy something, and I have SDcards and this adapter laying around taking up space.