Networking NAS Question


#1

I have been running a D-Link 4 Bay NAS with 4x2TB drives, once it was filled I decided to build a 15TB (5x3TB BeyondRaid configured to 10.8TB Usable) Drobo.  I went from having 4x2TB volumes to having a single 10.8TB NAS drive.  My HD Live and router with current firmware etc, does not want to log on to this Drobo.  It is not a login issue, there are no login requirements setup on the Drobo at this time and I can log on from my wife’s Vista computer over the wifi.

I have contacted WD Support without getting any help, this is a disappointment, but I understand that they cannot support every persons home network issue.  Is there anything I can do it keep using this awesome piece of hardware from WD or do I need to replace it with something that can “see” a drive larger than 2-3TB?  Any ideas would be appreciated. -> To this point I have loved the WD HD Live box! It has been awesome!!

Petter186


#2

So, what happens? 

Does the WDTV see the Drobo?

When you select the Drobo from the share list, what happens next?

Do you get error messages?


#3

The DroboFS shows up in in the Network Shares list; when selected it clocks for 1-2 minutes then says “This network share can not be assessed” and allows me to click OK.  I have no issues accessing this NAS via the Vista computer also on the wifi, with no login. 

After ripping 600+ movies and countless TV shows, this is frustrating.  Any help would be appreciated. 


#4

Is there any relevant information in the Drobo’s logs?

Does the Drobo see the Login request?


#5

Thanks for the interest in helping me Tony!

I can get a diagnostic report from the Drobo, but it is encoded so unreadable.  There is no part of the interface that shows logged on machines or attempts (I know I have this option on my TeraStation and D-Link NASs), it seems that they have simplified the interface to make it “fool proof”…

Is there anything else you can think of to try?  I have started looking to other solutions for playback, but not sure a Boxee or iomega box would function as well as the Live HD Plus does, and the Asus solution runs Windows 7 - that makes me leery. 

Thanks again.


#6

Awesome! The newest update of the Live HD Plus firmware solved my issues with this 10.8tb Drobo NAS. Thanks WD for making this awesome product work for me!!