06-18-2010 04:53 PM
Have a Shared Storage II 1TB unit with 2 x 500GB HDD in Raid-1 (Mirror).
The manual says when the top LED on Front Panel is blinking, the drive
is either powerig up or shutting down? When I press the power button on rear,
nothing happens? The center LED on Front Panle alternates between blinking
green or off (and once every half hour or so - a quick amber).
I cannot ping or access the drive with EasyManager.
I think it's a Raid-1 issue, either resyncing or trying to rebuild itself, but why
can't I access it? What is the factory default IP address (in case it has reverted
back to default from a fixed address we assigned to it previously)?
I have not reset it - yet.
06-21-2010 07:24 AM
No "clicky" sound. I disassembled chassis and 1st disconnected one sata connector (signal and power combined), then plugged in the AC adapter. Then same for the other drive. Both drives sound like they are trying to spin up, but can't quite get there.
I read in some of the other posts in this forum where 2 or 3 folks purchased a 12-volt AC adapter that puts out 4 or 5 amps, instead of 3 amps, and this worked for them. It's not likely that both drives are dead. Maybe I should try this also. It seems like the drives are not getting enough juice to spin up and initialize.
07-09-2010 06:55 AM
I had the same problem and this is how at least i fixed it to access the data.
Had a very slight clicky sound on one drive, power LED blinking and amber every now and then.
I pulled the enclosure apart and connected the drive up to the power on my PC through the sata power cable, i noticed both drives spun up fully and no clikcy sound. I then deduced that the issue was the drives were not getting the right power from the sahred storage. I then purchased a sata power and data cable from a pc shop (cost $8), disconnected the combined sata/power cables from the shared storage drives and then used the new sata data cables to connect the drives through the data cables to the pins on the board, making sure the same drives connected to the same pins Used a spare power molex connector in my desktop, so I was using the power from my PC to power the drives rather than the shared storage. And I was able to access my drive again - at least to get the data off. I was then able to transfer 2 yrs of my data at least to another portable HDD
Its not really a long term fix, but is much better than paying $500 to get someone to recover the data or stuffing around with linux for ages.
It may not work for some people but it worked for me.