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Midnight_Caller
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NAS HDD Server

Hi All
I bort a NAS HDD Server from Maplins in Middlesbrough.
Should a NAS HDD take all night to Format and Creating Raid system?
Settings
Raid level: RAID 1
File system: EXT3 

Should a NAS HDD take a week to transfer 66.7 GB of data?
This does not seem right, I think I have a lemon! 
[Edit]
The drives are SATA 500 Gb *2 from Maplins in Middlesbrough as well
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VileReynard
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Re: NAS HDD Server

ext3 file systems will format very quickly - several minutes typically.
What method are you using to transfer that data?
If it's the usual Windows "sharing" it will be slow - but not that slow!
You have a Linux filesystem there - and it's very fast Cheesy
If your NAS has a NFS server built-in (they often have) - then you can use programs like rsync etc.

Midnight_Caller
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Re: NAS HDD Server

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ext3 file systems will format very quickly - several minutes typically.

Well it took all day for 2 500 Gb Hard Drives!   Sad 
I think it is a lemon, or what is referred to as a Friday Job
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What method are you using to transfer that data?

Windows sharing, through wireless ASUS LAN Adapter WL - 138G V2
To the Router what is connected to the NAS Box with a Cat 5 cable
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You have a Linux filesystem there - and it's very fast Cheesy

No it isn't fast, This is Slow
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If your NAS has a NFS server built-in (they often have) - then you can use programs like rsync etc.

Yes it has a server built-in, do you have a link to "rsync"?  Is it Free?  and will it work on Windows XP home?
To the moderators Sorry for using quotes but I coud not see a nother way to do it!
VileReynard
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Re: NAS HDD Server

This is a job for Google Smiley
Try searching for rsync windows
I found one site http://optics.ph.unimelb.edu.au/help/rsync/rsync_pc1.html which is easy to read - but horrendously dated.
(Don't use their software).
However, ext3 has been around for donkey's years.
I've got a cheapo "NAS" which consists of a circuit board sitting on top of a single 750MB SATA drive (forming a semi-enclosure).
[It's got ethernet, TCP, NFS, SAMBA and a web server and etc all on this one card] Crazy
So my setup is pretty much the same - except it's primitive -  (Wireless to the router, with the NAS disk wired into the router).
When sending large files I get sustained rates of about 4MBytes/second.
I hope you didn't try to format those disks of wireless!
But the initial load of your backup will be slow - perhaps cable would be good?
rsync will only send changed files - or parts of files which have changed - this is why it's fast for most kind of files.

Midnight_Caller
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Re: NAS HDD Server

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I hope you didn't try to format those disks of wireless!

It is all been done by wireless, my other computer is connected by cat 5 cable to the Router, I got this so that all my computers can share the files through the Router, ether by cat 5 cable or wireless
I am hoping that this will save me time wen it comes to backing up my files!
The NAS cost me £89.99 from Maplins not including the 2 500 Gb Hard Drives £99.98
Total cost:  £189.97
[Edit]
Adid cost of Hard Drives.