Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Upgrade internal hdd

  1. #1

    Upgrade internal hdd

    Hi all,

    I have tried various searches on this topic, but not really hit anything 100% conclusive.

    The situation - I have 250gb disk inside router and bought 750gb disk as replacement, hoping to copy across all the data and restart inside router. Of course, as we know (and i just found out) the partitioning on the internal disk is more compliacted by the 600gb service partition and the lack of real partition table.

    So, my question is -

    Is there an easy way to copy across all data from internal disk to external - and then just put 750gb disk back in router, pref with service partition, and ~700gb data partition? reading around, there doesnt appear to be.

    If not, I gather I will have to put the new disk inside and reflash with firmware to build a new disk (assume with normal .nas image and windows tool). I am currently running kcfuge custom firmware (1.0.7.8)- can I just reflash with this or will i have to go back to asus firmware? Once the disk is rebuilt, can i plug in old disk via USB and copy across all my stuff - IE will it mount correctly via usb and its weird disk setup?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by angrybob100 View Post
    Is there an easy way to copy across all data from internal disk to external - and then just put 750gb disk back in router, pref with service partition, and ~700gb data partition?
    Parted (http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/index.shtml), or Acronis software.
    Also you can make partition, mount, and copy with `cp -a` (cp -a /source /dest).
    Read Hard Disk Upgrade Mini How-To.

  3. #3
    Well, in the end i bit the bullet -

    I just put the disk in and reflshed the KC firmware, I was up and running within 2 mins. I then plugged in the old disk via usb, and proceeded to copy all my crap back over.

    Sometimes the simplist solutions are the best - appears I was looking for something more complicated.

Similar Threads

  1. Dbox (NFS) findet die am Router angeschlossene HDD nicht
    By nostradamoss in forum German Discussion - Deutsch (DE)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-04-2008, 19:37
  2. I need to change the internal HDD
    By ovisopa in forum WL-700g Q&A
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-11-2007, 14:36
  3. Spinning down the internal HDD
    By Hacksaw in forum WL-700g Firmware Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-04-2007, 03:43
  4. cant change internal HDD
    By webhoffi in forum WL-700g Q&A
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-11-2006, 19:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •