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Topic # 12445 17-Mar-2007 20:57
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Hi guys, i have a DI-624S storage router and i am trying to set it up to be able to use my generic brand external hard drive.
The router does not recognize that the hard drive is plugged in.

The hard drive is formatted as NTFS, and is compressed. could this be the problem or is it because it is an el cheepo?

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Reply # 64085 17-Mar-2007 21:13
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Apologies guys, it needs to be FAT32. just found that out on the dlink troubleshooting web site.

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Reply # 64133 18-Mar-2007 07:38
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Ok, so you found out before a reply. But I though that mode devices wouldn't implement NTFS really, but the more widely known FAT32 instead. Well done though, hope it works for you now!

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  Reply # 64223 18-Mar-2007 22:38
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I had the same issue with a linksys one, so returned it and just kept on using the old pentium 3 with windows 2000 on it as my wanna-be NAS. Fat scares me... Lost too much data to fat gone bad but ntfs always seems to recover ok with the right tools.  


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  Reply # 65185 27-Mar-2007 17:41
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quoted from dlink tech support

Dear Brendan,


Sorry but there is no firmware upgrade to support NTFS on the DI-624S, it is only compatible with FAT32.


Kind regards,
Paul Barrett
Level 2 Technical Service Engineer
D-Link Australia Pty Ltd
Ph: 1300 766 868 (Australia)
Ph: 0800 900 900 (New Zealand)
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