Ntfs

The WD World Book 2nd edition (vertical white light) supports the addition of an external USB drive or flash to copy files. Out-of-the-box support is only for FAT, FAT32 and HFS and linux EXT3 are supported for the automagic mount and share provided by the firmware. You can still view and manually mount NTFS filesystems.

When using version 01.00.14 firmware, you can add full support for NTFS with a very simple change to the firmware.

1. Login to the box using SSH as root. (You can find instructions how to enable ssh on the Getting Started page.
2. At the root shell problem, type:

echo "ntfs" >> /etc/filesystems

3. That's it, you should now be able to simply plug an external NTFS drive into your USB port and have it show up in a few seconds as a new share called 'usb1-1share1'. This should also allow you to use the file interface and copy data between the internal and external drives.

Good luck.


FYI, the above is superseded by "01.00.16 with MioNet 2.4.0.62" firmware. After you plug an NTFS-formatted disk, it'll be recognized and mounted automatically via Fuseblk - so you can write as well…

usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using oxnas-ehci and address 2
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 2
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SAMSUNG  HD502IJ          1113 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 CCS
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] 976773168 512-byte hardware sectors (500108 MB)
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 38 00 00
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] 976773168 512-byte hardware sectors (500108 MB)
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 38 00 00
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
 sdc: sdc1
sd 2:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk
usb-storage: device scan complete
/dev/sdc1 on /shares/usb1-1share1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other)

Have fun.

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