Updating terastation firmware
For LS-XL The LS-XL series Link Station does not have a power button.It automatically turns on when the AC adapter is connected. Click the button on the bottom (I assumed it said Change), and you will see that the drop down is able to be changed.What mode were you trying, because if you tried RAID 5, thats a minimum of 3 drives. You probably want to buy all your drives first then move the data.Upon turning it on, it displayed "TFTP Boot Recovery E06". I do not understand why Buffalo does not make it easier to do or have a guide on their page. Step 3: In the firmware updater folder, in my case it was called TS-X_FW1.71, you will see two particular files. Step 4: Rename to and rename u to u Step 5: Go to this page: and go to the bottom. I tried each of the passwords, in my case, the third one worked. Where it says No Formatting = 1, change it to No Formatting = 0Step 15: Launch TSUpdater. Drives should be formatting now and firmware will be uploaded after formatting is done. Yea, I thought about doing a You Tube video, but I don't really have a camera other then a Webcam and I am not very good at talking. I picked up one of these off e Bay for with no drives in it (thankfully they did include the empty caddies).
Reboot the Link Station or Tera Station, wait for a while, and update the firmware again.
Laptop was just using wireless, connected to same network. I was trying with a pair of spare 500GB drives to make this work before I spent anymore money, and it wouldn't update. I think once I prove to myself that this will work, I'll invest the money into some higher capacity drives, and move my Plex storage over to it.
One guide said change the IP on the LAN again to match the NAS, but I felt this was easier, besides, it worked! Grabbed two old spare drives (an 80GB and a no label that I think might be a 40GB?? Nothing overly important, but it would be nice not to have to rebuild that library.... Yea, it took me hours of searching to find everything so I thought I put an article together.
If the updater software is unable to find the unit, there could be a few causes: Check the model number/name of the unit and the model number/name the firmware is listed under.
If they do not match, the updater will not find the unit.