NETGEAR SC101 manual

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Table of contents for the manual

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    NETGEAR SC101 - Revised Troubleshooting Guide Update the SC101 firmware and SCM utility to the lates[...]

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    Self-certifying File System (SFS) ...................[...]

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    V iewing and Accessing Drives Troubleshooting Tips Problem Solution SC101 drives disappear from the[...]

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    The blue volume above represents a known working partition and the black volume represents the non-[...]

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    5. Select Primary partition and click next. 6. Leave Partition size in MB at the maximum or default[...]

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    7. Select the default “Assign the following drive letter” and click next. 8. VERY IMPORTANT ?[...]

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    10. If your File System reports None, then click Finish. Once you have selected Finish, your partit[...]

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    Once an SC101 partition is attached to a computer, it is visible in a file browser on t hat computer[...]

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    ii. Enter the password for the partition/drive. Leave it blank if you did not set a password. The p[...]

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    • Hard drives are on the Drive Compatibility List . • Hard Drives must be ATA6 or above (Parall[...]

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    Hardware LED Indicators This table describes how the SC101 LEDs work. Light Light State What It M[...]

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    LAN Connection When the Ethernet cable is disconnected, the SC101 reboots. It takes 2 minutes for th[...]

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    Hard Disk Problems and Drive Errors The table below describes hard disk problems and drive e rrors.[...]

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    SCM Software Right side of GUI screen is cut off This can happen if the computer fonts are set to l[...]

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    Error Messages List of Error Messages The table below lists error messages for the SC101. Error Mes[...]

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    “No Central Storage Device was Found” i n SmartWizard First, check these items: • At least 1 h[...]

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    No Central Storage Device was Found Action DHCP server. 17[...]

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    SmartSync Pro Activation Error Symptoms • Message “can’t resolve hostname to IP address” ?[...]

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    Error "Drive attachment failed" w hen Attach Partition Fails Symptom While using the SCM u[...]

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    About the SC101 System Requirements • Operating systems o Windows XP SP1 or higher, or o Windows[...]

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    • You are not using the latest firmware that includes hard disk standby, which spins the disks do[...]

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    Self-certifying File System (SFS) To reduce request fragmentation for large requests, Self-certifyin[...]

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    SC101 Command Line I nterface (CLI) for Advanced Users Some SC101 commands and information are ava[...]

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    PARTITION Unique network identifier for each partition. (This is the same value that appears in th[...]

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    If a CLI is inside of a Windows pop-up, you can close it by typing exit then R ETURN . It doesn&apos[...]

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    3. Type Start > Run , and type cmd in the pop-up window. Click OK to open a CLI window. 4. Type [...]

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    10. Close the CLI window by typing exit . 11. Now, return to what you were doing before seeing the [...]

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    Install the SC101 SCM Utility. Removing an Unusable Drive wit h ut.exe The DOS utility “ut.exe” [...]

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    4. Type: SFSExtract SINGLE <drive> <target> Where <drive> is the non-accessible[...]