I was on my 3rd hard disk (Samsung HD753LJ 750GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache*) when the dreaded beeps on the NAS signalled a hard drive crash. Now what are the chances of 2 Seagate 500GB drives and 1 Samsung 750GB drive crashing within of a month of each other? [superemotions file=”icon_evil.gif” title=”Evil”]

So disgusted and frustrated I did a bit of soul searching on the Synology Forums and came across a number of people who had experienced this very problem with their CS-407 and it turns out that the hard disks are not at fault, but simply the SATA data cable for disk 1.

I found a spare SATA cable and replaced mine and fired up the NAS server and the “supposed” crashed disk is working perfectly. Luckily I hadn’t trashed the disk this time like I have done in the past. Now everything is working like it should.

Not wanting to waste the spare Seagate 500GB hard disk I decided to load the latest firmware on my old DiskStation DS-106e and have it running now as well.

I have reported the problem to Synology and like everyone in the forums I must agree on one thing:

Synology’s support is top notch. They get back to you quickly and I’ve even been having a one to one conversation with one of the Synology technicians who has promised to send spare SATA cables. ūüôā

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Mike

Mike is an android man, researcher of all things good and bad, likes all wheeled sports, loves gadgets, enjoys all music, into home automation, likes samsung, voted brexit, enjoys talk radio, has a brompton bike, is a hard worker, a passionate self-educator, crazy about drones, a gambler, blogger for over 15 years, enjoys gardening, microsoft over apple, investor in stocks and cryptocurrency, a homeowner, a futurist, married for life, has family all over the world, a cat man do, loves beer, travel & life.

2 Responses

  1. blank Lapin says:

    I’m glad to see the SATA cable was the guilty guy!
    =)

  2. blank Mike says:

    My new SATA cables arrived today from Synology. So I have replaced them all just in case the other three cables decide to play up.

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