3x 1TB WD RE2 GP did NOT work - though I've seen elsewhere (ericemel) that they have.
Replaced with 3 disks that are on the 'approved' list and now RAID 5 is built.
WD disks now moved into my PC and are ok.
19/09/2008 - subsequent to this post, I've had to replace under warranty ALL 3 disks . This may or may not account for their failure in the N3200, but I do know that it will affect whether I buy WD disks in the future.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2008 18:09:53 GMT 7 by bodders
Thecus support told me in an email that the next issue of the Approved Disk list is scheduled for May/June. They also indicated that the Seagate 1TB is currently being tested. I have the details at home, so will post the disk details later tonight.
Western Digital 500Go RE2 (WD5000ABYS) : NOT REALLY OK
But I use them for 4 months...
In fact there's no problem if I let the N3200 switched ON all the time. But 2 times I decided to switch it off, it stayed in booting status when I tried to boot it again. So I need to remove 1 disk, put the RAID in degraded mode and rebuild it... No data lost but long time lost.
So I will try to use Samsung HD500LJ instead in some days.
can confirm the report about the HD753LJ ... no matter if 1,2 or 3 drives in whatever type of raid ... these puppys worked perfekt and fast! Same is true for the HD103UJ.No problems at all .. Its safe to say that the third member of the F1 family (HD501LJ) is also suitable foe the N3200... but didnt tried it myself!
It seems that my problems with the WD 1TB disks were the disk themselves as opposed to the N3200. I've had all 3 replaced under WD warranty and now have put them in the unit as RAID5.
Took nearly 10hrs, but did build ok....and then I enabled DHCP which forced a reboot and I ended up with the (R)sync/RAID re-build message
So only another 553 minutes to go...
...rebuild is now complete. Space available is 1.9TB and (so far) I've loaded some 25GB of data.
I think that the reason for the (R)sync was that the box had got confused about what RAID structure was supposed to be in place as I had previously tested 2 of the WD disks in a RAID-1 set-up but had now used the same disks (+1) in a RAID-5!