251+ won't boot - flashing status LED in orange

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Re: 251+ won't boot - flashing status LED in orange

Post by AlastairStevenson » Thu May 07, 2020 3:00 am

Neither one is good (NAS won't boot up). OK, so we know bad memory on old NAS.
Did you try the new memory on the old NAS?
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Re: 251+ won't boot - flashing status LED in orange

Post by mjonis » Thu May 07, 2020 3:02 am

AlastairStevenson wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 3:00 am
Neither one is good (NAS won't boot up). OK, so we know bad memory on old NAS.
Did you try the new memory on the old NAS?
I tried the original 2GB module on the old NAS.
No go.

I think something power-wise toasted something on the old NAS. AT least that's the only thing I can think of that explains 2 4GB RAM modules being toasted, along with one hard drive all at the same time.

The original PS with the old 251 doesn't even light up and makes a high-pitched squeal now when plugged into just the power cord (not plugged into the NAS)
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Re: 251+ won't boot - flashing status LED in orange

Post by mjonis » Thu May 07, 2020 3:03 am

dolbyman wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:58 am
Buy another drive (ST has NAS drives, actually meant for NAS, they are called Ironwolf, use one of those to rebuild your RAID) when the warranty swap comes in, either keep it for future swaps or build a RAID5
OK, thanks.

So (sorry to be dense);

1) Buy another drive, but go Ironwolf as they're meant for NAS. I see there's an Ironwolf Pro vs. older one. Will check the differences out other than the $30 price difference.
2) Go ahead and boot up new NAS with the one working drive for now? Then add in the Ironwolf and let it rebuild?

Many thanks for your help. I'm mostly familiar with the high-end stuff we use at work (Compellent/NetApp, etc.) but I'm just super cautious on my little home box. LOL
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Re: 251+ won't boot - flashing status LED in orange

Post by dolbyman » Thu May 07, 2020 4:16 am

1) Ironwolf vs. Ironwolf Pro, has some speed differences (Sequential and Random) and Pro drives have health management included for the warranty duration
2) Yes

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Re: 251+ won't boot - flashing status LED in orange

Post by mjonis » Thu May 07, 2020 4:24 am

Thanks again! Going with the Pro as it's got the 5 year warranty on it.
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Re: 251+ won't boot - flashing status LED in orange

Post by tommix » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:24 am

dolbyman wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:15 pm
also always have external.backups of your data
MOST STUPID sentence ever. We buy NAS to have RAID so we use it as a backup, not buying NAS so we could have yet another backup. QNAP **! I have one too, i have to turn it on like 25 times so it is able to boot! Garbage!
Was ok only for 4 months and i used NAS for 4 hours at most. i keep it turned off and turning on only when i need it, so it's like once a month. and still this garbage broke. Also ALL services turned off, so it could be not so slow.
Disappointed in QNAP stuff. Afraid to buy new one. Internal components like in watch..small and crappy.

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Re: 251+ won't boot - flashing status LED in orange

Post by OneCD » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:29 am

tommix wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:24 am
QNAP **! I have one too, i have to turn it on like 25 times so it is able to boot! Garbage!
Was ok only for 4 months and i used NAS for 4 hours at most. i keep it turned off and turning on only when i need it, so it's like once a month. and still this garbage broke. Also ALL services turned off, so it could be not so slow.
Disappointed in QNAP stuff. Afraid to buy new one. Internal components like in watch..small and crappy.
Why are you still here, whining like a little girl? Why don't you sell your NAS and go elsewhere? Stop threatening to do it, and just do it already. Geez. :roll:

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