I bought the 3200 as it fit the bill perfectly but it simply is flawed. I bought 3 disks that people have stated worked and built a RAID 5 config which took about 6 hours to complete.
I then started to copy over about 60GB of data and after a certain time the alarm goes off and it says system has lost it's connection (or something similar). I then need to unplug the device and rebuild the RAID which again takes hours. I've checked the disks and they are fine.
Is this a problem with poor hardware or firmware and is it going to be fixed if it's firmware. I may of thought I'd gotten a faulty device but others seem to have the same problem.
I really like the 3200 but to me it seems like it has a lot of problems. I really want to keep the device but am not confident of this being fixed.
Twice now the device has started to beep continuously, and the only option is to pull the plug. When I reconnect it, the RAID array is rebuilt!
Not sure I can ever rely on this equipment to store my valuable data. That was my intention when I bought it, but Im extremely nervous. The RAID is rebuilding right now, lets see if it's third time lucky...
The data was NOT lost. That was a mistake in my original post, which I amended.
Subsequently, this box has been crashing left right & centre (every time I make it do a bit of work, like uploading a lot fo files to it), and I have no choice but to send it back. Hopeless. I imagine that this is a relatively isolated incident, since there would be a whole lot more comments on this board if everyone had the same experience I had.
I wonder, should I ask for a replacement Thecus 3200, or just stay clear....? Are there any happy customers out there?
After a bumpy start, I got the Thecus to work, and I immediately tested putting large amounts of data on it, I put over 7000 files for a total of 40 Gb on it, in 1 go. No problems whatsoever, the Thecus is connected through a wire to my router, and the PC that was putting the data on is connected wireless to the router. Throughput was over 7 Mbyte/ sec. I'm using 3 Samsung 1Tb discs (with 32mb cache), and D-Link DIR-655 router.
Hi. I just purchased N3200 with 3 x 750GB drives. I formatted as RAID 5 and waited for it to finish (around 5 to 6 hours).
Having logged in via a web browser, Status said I needed to install the firmware...this was to be expected. However, when I tried to install the firmware from the supplied CD, it returned an error saying I couldn't install an earlier version!
So I downloaded the latest from Thecus site (1.0.3) which installed.
Now I have the problems mentioned at the start of this thread. I've managed to copy a lot of files across, but three times now it has crashed with a continuous beep and required de-powering to stop the beeping. After reboot, I get a resync message with a press esc to continue message. The RAID 5 starts to rebuild.
Some time later (about 50% through rebuild) it crashes again.
Seems others are here are having the same problem, so I'm not convinced it is a hardware problem?