Firmware version 2.02.01 is available for the N2200Plus on the Thecus download site. There are also extensive release notes for this release available from the download site. This is not a beta release which is surprising as there a number of bugs in this release.
Firstly the good news - it fixed the issue I was having which prevented Windows 7 clients from copying files from the N2200Plus.
Now the bad news: You can't downgrade the flash to an earlier version from v2.02.01.
All v1 modules must be unloaded for the v2 functionality to work.
Selecting the following admin menu options; Storage -> Share Folder or Storage -> ISO Mount will cause the N2200Plus to hang. This means you can not create new top level SMB shares or ISO mounts.
I have also had the N2200Plus hang when I have selected the 'Disks Information' icon on the lower left of the admin page.
The 'Temperature' and 'Network' icons still do nothing.
The system fan speed is still reported as 'OK'. Why can't we have the actual rpm speed?
On the admin module management page the links for 'System Module' and 'User Module' did not do anything on my N2200Plus.
In conclusion it seems that even with v2.02.01 the N2200Plus firmware is still a work in progress and is not receiving very much priority from Thecus. This is a shame as it is a nice unit but lacks the software tools and support to make it fully usable.
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2011 17:10:31 GMT 7 by andyw1691
I used the ROM file (N2200Plus_FW_2.02.01.rom) to do the upgrade, which I downloaded from the Thecus web site. This worked first time for me.
I also downloaded the Thecus_NAS_FWUPG.pdf file which provides instructions for performing the upgrade. I'm not sure where this file came from - it might be in the .zip file. However, the instructions can be summarised as:
1) Login as admin 2) In the [System] menu, choose the [Firmware Upgrade] item and then the firmware upgrade screen will be shown. 3) Press the [Browse] button and select the firmware you downloaded. 4) Press [Apply] and the confirm window will pop up.
Thanks. I've been away, but before I went I placed a call with Thecus who told me to upgrade to 1.00.00.28 first, then to 2.02.01. That has gone absolutely fine.
I was expecting to see a dramatic improvement in write speeds but really can't see much difference. Getting around 20 Mbps max but slower over times - copying from internal SATA. Ah well, maybe it will fix itself soon...