QNAP TS-210 NAS questions?

welshy

Active Member
I've installed two 1.5TB drives in my new QNAP. I ran the CD-ROM install and setup a Mirror RAID as ext3. I also installed the latest firmware from the Qnap web site during the CD-ROM initial install procedure

1. Why is the QNAP in Volume Management reporting that is is synchronizing even after 2 hours, is this normal?

2. I have a laptop running Windows 7, In "Computer" I click on Network and I see a NAS icon and when I open it I see several folders, "Public Share" , "Qdownload Share" etc. Am I correct in thinking that I have to use these folders as root folders and create my own sub folders within them? I don't have the option to right click and "Create folder" on the root of the NAS, is this correct?

3. In 2, am I using uPnP or SMB or something else to see the Share folders on NAS?
 
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I've installed two 1.5TB drives in my new QNAP. I ran the CD-ROM install and setup a Mirror RAID as ext3. I also installed the latest firmware from the Qnap web site during the CD-ROM initial install procedure

1. Why is the QNAP in Volume Management reporting that is is synchronizing even after 2 hours, is this normal?

2. I have a laptop running Windows 7, In "Computer" I click on Network and I see a NAS icon and when I open it I see several folders, "Public Share" , "Qdownload Share" etc. Am I correct in thinking that I have to use these folders as root folders and create my own sub folders within them? I don't have the option to right click and "Create folder" on the root of the NAS, is this correct?

3. In 2, am I using uPnP or SMB or something else to see the Share folders on NAS?
1) Yes that is normal, it is a lengthy process. If it gets to 10 hours there may be a problem. My 4 drive RAID setup took 18 hours. So I guess yours could take up to 10 hours.

2) Those are just default QNAP folders, you can create new folders if you want and you can also, in the software create new shares. You don't have to use those folders, have a good look in all the options ion the setup and get a good feel of what does what, I am sure you will stumble across the options for this. I have a new root folder called Media for example, the QMedia folder is empty. For other things I have just kept the default. You can create folders in explorer by right clicking, but to have them shared, best use the setup software to create the share and the folder.

3) Shared folders are SMB or samba, windows networking or network shares, whichever version you want to use to call them. Upnp is what Twonky uses.
 
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welshy

Active Member
Thank you for your answers, it clears things up for me, first time I'ver ever used a NAS. The sync took about 6 hours so it did finish in the end :)
 

Plumbers Crack

Standard Member
I'm glad I read this link. Got my Qnap TS-210 today, installed everything and thought it was ready after about 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the box is in a different room at the moment so I didn't notice the HDD LEDs flashing away. I take it this the reason I can't log in as administrator yet?

Thanks Broadsword (for some reason I haven't got a thanks button)
 

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