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This is not the hard drive you are looking for... [Wednesday 4th January 2012 at 7:56 pm]
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So while I was at home over Christmas I picked up an old NAS that had been gathering dust (and spiders) since my dad replaced it with a newer one...

> Run setup utility
Oh hai, I see a NAS! It's on some unreachable IP address
> Make it use DHCP
Done! It's now on a reachable IP address
> Hard drive status
You have a grand total of 1 hard drives
> Uh, I could have sworn there were two disks in there.
Nope, only one.
> Fine. RAID array status
You have a degraded RAID-1 array.
> Open the web page
Done!
> Log in
Logging in
> _
...
> _
...
> You've just hung on me, haven't you?
...
> Fine. Shut down
...
> _
...
> Now that's just not cricket. Pull the plug!
Argh!
> Boot!
Starting up...
> Open the web page
Done!
> Log in
Logging in
> Hard drive status
You have a grand total of 0 hard drives.
> Wait, what?
You have a grand total of 0 hard drives.
> But you said you had a drive!
Nope, I lied. Muwhahahaha!
> Restart
Shutting down...
> _
Starting up...
> Log in
Logging in
> Hard drive status
You have a grand total of 0 hard drives.
> _
...
> You're not going to detect it, are you?
Nope.
> Fine. Shut down!
Shutting down...
> Remove the lid
Done.
> Remove the hard drive cage
Done. You are now holding a hard drive cage with 2 hard drives in it
> _
...
> _
...What? Why are you looking at me like that?
> Reseat the hard drives
Done.
> Replace the hard drive cage
Done.
> Boot!
Starting up...
> Log in
Logging in
> Hard drive status
You have a grand total of 1 hard drive.
> Uh, no, there are 2 hard drives in there
You have a grand total of 1 hard drive.
> 2!
This is not the hard drive you are looking for...
> I can see you're going to be trouble
...
> Fine. RAID array status
You have a degraded RAID-1 array.
> _
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[User Picture]From: jecook
Thursday 5th January 2012 at 5:57 am (UTC)
Heh. Our web content filter at work told us that one of the two hard drives on it's mirror failed in an unusual manner- filtered SSL sessions slowed to the point where the sessions started to time out.

Granted, it *did* send us an email when the drive failed, but the recipient didn't notice it amid the avalanche of other notification emails he normally gets... :D
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