Lately, I’ve noticed that if I reboot my Thecus N4100 Pro NAS, it takes around 12 hours to boot up, that’s an extremely long time, especially when I need to change configuration settings and it has to be rebooted for them to take effect.
When I first got it about 3-4 months ago it booted up in about 1 minute. That’s a pretty enormous difference. I don’t know what I may have changed that might have caused this or if it is just doing it on it’s own.
I’m contemplating resetting it to factory defaults and seeing what happens. I guess the big question here though, is what will happen to the data? Will restoring it to factory defaults wipe the drives? Or, will it wipe the RAID 5 configuration? If it only wipes the RAID 5 configuration, will reconfiguring it require rebuilding the RAID array and subsequently wiping the disks?
I’m going to see if I can get in touch with Thecus about it, because there is absolutely nothing I can find on the net about it. It’s as though I’m the only one to have this issue. Once I figure something out I will let you know.
Also of note, I can’t seem to get it to function on any subnet mask aside from 255.255.255.0 even though it says it has saved the changes and the changes are there, it is still only accessible via that subnet. Weird. Related perhaps? Dunno.