Acer Altos EasyStore Update Question
Posted on 2010-08-30
I have a base model Altos EasyStore 1Tb, bought in November 2007, which works well, but my storage needs have outgrown the unit. I'd like to upgrade it by buying four bigger hard drives and moving the data onto the new array (I have a 1Tb external drive to help with this).
The EasyStore products currently available on 'ebuyer.com' look as though they've changed appearance a bit since I bought mine. They're listed as 2 drive units (whereas mine has 4 hard drives) and the largest capacity listed is 1.5Tb (i.e. 2 * 750Gb). I'd like to know the maximum drive size I can put in my system.
There's a good deal on 1Tb drives at the moment that would enable me to upgrade the unit to 4Tb of storage, assuming the drives are compatible. 1.5Tb drives are also available, which would take the storage to 6Tb.
Does anyone know whether there are any limitations, either in the firmware or any other aspect of the unit that would place a maximum capacity on how far I can upgrade the storage? (Needless to say, I posed this question at the Acer support site some time ago and I'm still waiting for an answer).
Thank you, in anticipation,