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So if you cannot find clean drives are there any other options? Thanks for the info.Hi,
Good luck finding “clean” 5u server drives as they have long been discontinued. The only servers that are viable long term are the 1 and 3u servers as you can still purchase new drives.
I've had people looking for 5U drives for years, they are extremely difficult to locate, and I'm not aware of any in the past couple of years (other than someone selling a complete set which wouldn't help you). You can add any of the other Premiere servers to you system to add more storage.
What would you recommend?
Yes I'm planning to continue using the 5U. I have over 500 movies on it and the capacity is full. I would like to be able to add more capacity to add more movies to the 5U that's why I was hoping to find disc drives that would work. I bought one off eBay and and it worked. Bought several others and they didn't work. I called Kscape and spoke to Rusty and he said they had to not be initialized to work.
If expanding the capacity of the 5U is not possible, is there a Kscape server I could purchase that would work with the 5U to add more capacity or should I just get a new server and transfer all from the 5U?
Thank you for your help.
Yes when I put my old set in it works as it did and my content is there. Add the newer drives and they go immediately to amber. Just have the new drives in and they glow blue but the server lights go to amber and I can’t navigate to it. I bought em used so I have no idea if the drive set was more than the 7 drives I bought.First, you indicated your 5U is full, but you don't say if the drives are full or the available slots are full. What I'm getting at is, you apparently you added that newer drive "set" to your 5U while you still had older drives installed. If so, that would only work if those newer 500GB drives had been previously reinitialized (or if they were new, but that's not likely). I don't know the history of those 7 500GB drives, but given that they light up Blue, and given that your server is Amber and you cannot reach the Browser, they may have a corrupted file system (could also be that they were originally part of a bigger drive set that for whatever reason were reduced to those 7 drives, and if that's the case, they will not work. Only the FULL set of drives will work in an EMPTY server if the drives have not been reinitialized.
Further, if you removed "some" of your old drives in order to add those 500GB drives, then in doing so you caused your 5U to think it had multiple drive failures, and you "may" have lost your content.
My questions are, did you remove the 7 500GB drives and reinstall your old set? and if you did, can you reach your browser?, do you see your content? does it operate normally?