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Old February 13th 05, 05:16 PM
BobVal
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I have just purchased a Argosy - HD363N Network Storage Enclosure and
put in my Maxtor 200 gig drive.

This Enclosure connects to your router by RJ45 and allows adding
Network storage cheaply.

It supports Fat16, Fat32.

The problems I am having:

1) When the drive wakes up after being unsed for a while it does not
allways connect properly and needs to be restarted.

2) I copied all the files I needed to the drive and have just used
applications that READ only from the drive but do not write and now I
have files that are corrupted.


Is anyone using this Network Enclosure?
Are you having any of these problems?

Bob Valentino

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Old February 16th 05, 06:57 PM
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BobVal wrote:
I have just purchased a Argosy - HD363N Network Storage Enclosure and
put in my Maxtor 200 gig drive.

This Enclosure connects to your router by RJ45 and allows adding
Network storage cheaply.

It supports Fat16, Fat32.

The problems I am having:

1) When the drive wakes up after being unsed for a while it does not
allways connect properly and needs to be restarted.

2) I copied all the files I needed to the drive and have just used
applications that READ only from the drive but do not write and now I
have files that are corrupted.


Is anyone using this Network Enclosure?
Are you having any of these problems?

Bob Valentino


Hey BobVal, I have one too and am not having any problems yet at all. I
have a couple of gigs of files on there, lots of pictures(they are
being indexed no problem by google's Picasa2) and I'm even serving
about 12 gigs of MP3s to my audiotron(the discovery of songs doesn't
work properly, but if you manually create a TOC it works fine).

I would tend to think that the waking up problem is probably DHCP
related. The device can act as HCP server and client I believe, so
check to see what you have enabled, or better yet just use static(that
is how I have mine).I am pretty sure this device uses smb to share
folders.

There is also a telnet server on the device. Use Putty if you are on
windows and use the same admin and password you configured through the
web interface to login. Quite a few commands available and you can
really configure the thing from the telnet line if you want to. Just
type help after you are logged in to get a complete command reference.

I love this device so far and am very interested in hacking around with
it, specifically understanding the OS. Here is a pic of the board in it
if you are interested(warning, pretty large picture)

http://www.bradandsasha.com/images/HD-363N_Board.jpg

Good Luck

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Old February 18th 05, 06:45 PM
BobVal
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Brandy47:

I am not using the DHCP Server option
I was using the Automatic IP option will try Static IP

Thanks

BobVal

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Old February 23rd 05, 10:16 PM
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I have purchassed two of these units and am having the same issues
with both. I have tried several different hard disk drives in them
to see if perhaps it was a drive issue. Also when opening a file
from the drive and then trying to save it back, it tells me that I
can not save it back to the drive as there isa lready a file with
that name and it can not be over written. Attempting to do backups
to this deveice also gives me Windows write cache errors and stops
the backup.

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Old March 1st 05, 04:17 AM
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Here is a good one for you, I cannot use WINXP-HOME with sp2 and all
the latest updates with this device. When I try to create a new
folder (right click add folder) in the shared directory (in Network
Nieghborhood) the window hangs and says UNABLE TO CREATE "New Folder"
THE FILE ALREADY EXISTS.

And all the files I did copy over are READ-ONLY.

The twist to all of this, is that the LINUX and MAC computers that are
using SMB hae no problems at all!!

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Old March 1st 05, 04:17 AM
rokitrik
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Have been working with Argosy about the issue with the HD363N and have
received a firmware upgrade that has fixed the problem. I have
upgraded my firmware on all of my units and all are working fine.

If you are interested in the firmware I will gladly email it to you if
you contact me: or

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Old March 6th 05, 12:16 PM
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I too have a couple of these devices and see some wierd lockups on my
main PC, and no issues on 2 others.

I also have some questions around the FTP server, as I cannot get that
to work. More on that when I solve the lockup issue.

What backup software is supposed to come with this, as the the specs
at pcmicrostore indiate it should have shipped with some.....

Rick, I have emailed you directly for the firmware file.

Regards

Mark

Runnig XP-Pro SP2 on all machines.
athlon XP2000 server - has lockups when accessig the device at the
directory level.
Toshiba Tecra Laptop - has no issues with the device
Shuttle SK43G - has no issues with the device

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Old March 6th 05, 06:15 PM
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I have tried the new firmware, and tried to reformat the hard disk.
The reformat only took a few seconds, is this normal for a 250GB disk
?

I would expect a disk to be formatted in Fat32 to take much longer.
The drive was not formatted before use in the HD363N. It was a new
disk.

I look forward to any pointers.

Mark

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Old March 6th 05, 06:15 PM
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Just a quick update, the firmware update has not solved my main server
from hanging when trying to view files located in the public
directory.

This box is going back unless I can get it working with the main
server !

Mark

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Old April 3rd 05, 04:49 AM
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FWIW, I've been having similar issues with Argosy. In the process of
troubleshooting, I noticed that the IDE cable it shipped with was a
standard 40wire/40pin cable (i.e. ATA-33). I swapped out this cable
with an 80wire/40pin (ATA-66/100/133) cable and so-far, so good!
YMMV, of course, but something to try.

Argosy's HD-363 product page:
http://www.argosyusa.net/product.asp...ct_name=HD363N

And new Firmware as of 25 Mar 2005
http://www.argosyusa.net/driver/Argo...DD004-0317.zip

 




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