I managed to find from a store two fully compatible Sentinel drives (WD2000F9MZ-76NVPL0 - original from WD) which are identical to the ones pre-installed on our two DX4000 NAS. I wanted to create a new install from scratch but for reasons I cannot understand it fails with error STORAGE BAD.
Sequence I made is the following:
Wiped (diskpart clean) the disks
Created USB recovery key from DX4000 ISO CD rom
Installed two WD2000F9MZ hard drives in the Sentinel
Started recovery with USB installed pushing the rear recovery button (confirmed from LCD)
But after one or two minutes from “recovery initializing” I get the message STORAGE BAD. What the hell I am doing wrong?
Only as future reference I add a small bit of information to this old post. I tried to recreate the archive on a WD DX4000 using an USB key created with 126.96.36.199 virtual DVD. The hard drives were the WD4000F9YZ-09N20L1 drives, the 4Tb ones which have been added by WD to 188.8.131.52 in the compatibility lists (as the ones with s/n 0 as last digit instead of 1 were not available anymore - actually also these ones are starting to be rare).
The raid recreate did not work with the USB key in their original state (“recovery invalid config” was shown). I tried to diskpart clean the two hard disks on another machine and I still got the smae error. I managed to create the RAID only after
converting the drives into GPT drives without formatting.
Also this was done on another machine. Following these steps the RAID was created and then I managed to start and complete the recovery with the second USB key (16Gb) plus virtual DVD
Hello, im looking on this forums, i have DX4000 and trying to instal two HDDs ( 2x1TB Blue WD )
but display show " bad drive " i have read this tread, but i dont know where i should " recreate " i dont have system installed on NAS yet… than You for suggestions
the blue WD drives are not officially supported by the original DX4000 DVD installation. The only way to start with a fresh install is to modify the allowed list of hard drives both in the DVD file as well as on the USB sticks you will use for re-create and recovery introducing the s/n of the WD blue drives.
Otherwise the only way is to start with allowed drives, once the install is complete install the WD patch which allows you to use “not allowed” drives, and than replace one by one the drives which would be anyway quite long process as you each time the RAID shall be re-created
@Gramps you mentioned in the bootable USB i need to change something? So i followed your advice from scratch when my DX4000 failed 4 years ago… for the life of me i cannot find the thread. BUT i found my original USB i made and it all worked like you wrote out… But now i want to format the drives and blow away all the data and like a dumb ass i did a bad sector scan on a raid 5 and f’d it all up. No biggie i was going to blow that data away regardless. BUT i have all good 3TB drives (4 of them) all with the correct numbers i just think i need to tweak this USB Stick files… just dont know where? Please help… or if i find that thread you wrote up a full disc i will start from scratch creating the iso usb and formatting drives manually…etc. but i think i am close.