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    Code 52: Windows cannot verify...

    Had to do it manually, but this worked! Never had to take it this far, usually some sort of registry fix. Thanks!
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    Code 52: Windows cannot verify...

    If I do the uninstall (probable at this point), will I have any ability to connect wirelessly (say from the factory setting of the adapter)? Or is this an ethernet/install from thumb drive process? Also: I did check out windows update. Not the culprit.
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    Code 52: Windows cannot verify...

    A couple days ago my Old Asus laptop got infected somehow. The wireless adapter is not working properly. When I go into the Device Manager, I get the big paragraph that ends with "(Code 52)". Pressing F8 during boot and then selecting "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" works to get the...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    I want to take apart the existing externals to reduce clutter. That is really my only goal there. Putting them in a NAS would have done it and now, putting them in a custom tower will as well. Not sure on those measurements, but they are WD Elements, if helps. I'm still not sure what I'll do...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    Oi...all I look for is size and price. I know there are good brands out there as well, but I think I've settled on WD. So far, so good-knock on wood. I wonder if the Elements and My Drive externals are all under one color?
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    I didn't even know these drives had different colors...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    Support for WD desktop drives in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration | WD Support The opinion over at Netgear is that my drives are Green and none of this sounds very encouraged from WD. Will a NAS still even work or is there another option for me to still meet my original goal?
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    Unfortunately, I think Synology NAS's might be out of my price range. I'm hoping to stay under $200. I was looking at the Netgear ReadyNAS 104 but after reading reviews and then talking to the Netgear community, they are basically telling me this could be a bad idea. Since my externals would...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    That error report is a nice feature! That was a good conversation and I'm glad we're finally on the same page. My cousin has referred me to a Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2. Not sure what NAS's are really capable of though or what I'd need/want from mine. I'm really just looking for something...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    This tells me combining my 4 disks into one that is the correct RAID would make recovery possible. This tells me that separate volumes for separate drives does not allow for any recovery. It basically creates a possibly unstable configuration. I haven't checked out the functionality...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    That's where I thought I would get recovery....or are recovery and fault tolerant two different things? Also, the cheapest 2 bay NAS I see on amazon is around $37. 4 bay NAS's don't show up until $200+. Does it matter if I get one 4 bay or multiple 2 bay NAS's?
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    So either way (disks as one or separate) I would get the option of recovery, but slower speeds?
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    Okay, I see three options there... 1. Run all disks as one with no recovery abilities. 2. Run separate and be fine. 3. Run separate with volume shadowing for a slower, but recoverable system? Seems like separating them without shadowing is the way to go. It also sounds like NAS may...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    I will absolutely check out the compatibility of whatever NAS I get to ensure it works with my WDs. When you say "it spreads the disk load over the available disks", does that mean the NAS turns three separate externals into one? No more will I have H Drive, G Drive, etc? (It'll shift to...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    Since my drives are all WD, would it behoove me to get a WD NAS or does it not matter?
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    I think I see what you're saying. The case the hard drive comes in would have to be taken off? Does that go for any drive or just My Books, because I do have Elements drives as well. Would those cases have to come off as well? Only tried a few episodes of one show from that particular drive...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    Does that mean they wouldn't sit inside the bay? My WDS have all been great, last night we were watching some older files from one of the two elements drives (I think) that isn't accessed too often and had many playback problems, so I'm wondering if a server would help.
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    Might be a dumb question, but will a 4 bay NAS accommodate two WD Element drives and two WD My Book drives? I think that's where I am right now. Three drives of media and one of back up.
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    These bays are expensive...I would have figured them around the same price as externals. It looks like I'll be spending $150-$200 to get my three current drives supported. Then I may as well buy another system when I get another external. By then I might even have to buy a second back up...
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    Putting external hard drives on a server

    All the NAS examples here are great, but these prices are a lot higher than I was hoping for or expecting (I suppose I didn't know what to expect...). If I were to search on newegg, amazon, ebay, etc, would I just type in NAS? I only ask because I noticed one Amazon link about was a search for...
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