10-04-2011 04:43 AM
probably they don't have it... because they have no idea what they did on this "upgrade"
considering the overall features and performance of this product I wouldn't risk an upgrade while having important data on it!
10-04-2011 06:40 AM
as an FYI.. I tried the upgrade yesturday morning... The BA is now showing Firmware extracting message and it's been like that since. No network connectivity and i've tried a reset.. Not sure what else to try.
10-04-2011 10:12 AM
No changelog, not even a date on the firmware - very very poor. I wouldget fired over this I think
Anyway, thanks for the warning, I will stall upgrading the NAS servers at my site.
10-05-2011 12:33 AM
Well, seems that the issue with timemachine is fixed (a friend noticed that after installing). But i would like to know the other things fixed/changed. Can't imagine they only fixed timemachine functionality.
10-05-2011 01:15 AM - edited 10-05-2011 01:17 AM
Version: BA NAS 400 series – 4000.1281Release Notes:
There are new features and bugs fixes for the entire line up as well as some new features thatwill only be for the BA NAS 400 series product.
1. Support for MAC OS Lion’s Apple Time Machine
2.Server Configuration Tool:○ Simplify multiple unit deployment- VAR / System Integrators- ROBO business
3. New Kernel which provides increased performance and security
● New Linux Kernel - version 22.214.171.124 with LSP version 5.1.3
● Increased Security by upgraded to php version 4.4.9 Increased performance:
● Significant increases in performance
iSCSI read - 100% increase
iSCSI write - 35% increase
SAMBA read - 15% increase
SAMBA write - 10% increase
Bug Fix:New shares created with this firmware will be able to delete hidden / system files (.tb files)
10-05-2011 07:48 AM
I have NAS400 with 4 3TB Seagate hard disks. My NAS400 had firmware 4000.1211 and I upgraded it to 4000.1281. That was a mistake. After the firmware upgrade my NAS400 began to loose its connections to the network. When the connection is lost, I can't to use the power button to shut down any more. I have to pull off the power cord behind the NAS400. The firmware 4000.1211 worked fine but the new 4000.1281 did'n work (If it works don't touch it!!!). I'm frustrated with the new firmware. Does anybody know if I can downgrade the firmware back 4000.1211 and how can I do it?
10-05-2011 09:36 AM
I also upgraded the first NAS 400 series - the process of upgrading went good - however I have no timemachine access anymore (both 10.6 and 10.7 - error 2 somthing from OSX n both computers. Samba is still working but that is not helpfull for timemachine.
Is it possible to downgrade the firmware? This is not helpful. Afraid this is my last seagate product ever if there is no response from seagate and their processes are not very transparant - to say the least. This is costing us more money than their product is worth :-( It is that I have my data elsewere but I am getting reluctant to rely at seagate for backups.
For a knowledge base I would expect seagate to actively participate in a discussion like this, specially so short after publishing a firmware update!
10-05-2011 10:51 AM
the exact error being "The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error 2.)" on both 10.6 and 10.7
appears to be a rights issue - but I cannot and want not rebuild the whole volume(s) as I have windows backups there as well.
I just received the seagate email for this 'critical' update - I strongly advise OSX users not to upgrade!