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hello
i have a buffalo nas (terastation) aslo i have nvr.. the nve required  to record data on 64k
the buffali force xfs type on the desk so any way to make the partion 64k?
thanks.
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by:Rahul Misra
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by:aminbaik
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don't help
is there any way to change the os  to windows ? i asked the question in buffalo forum but they tokd me that there is a way to change but they can't  told me about it becuse it's an hacking way and i will lose my warrently..
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by:gheist
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What is the particular problem?
Where do you need 64k? (is it 8kB ?)
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by:aminbaik
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i have a nvr and it's nedd a 64k cluster to save data on the hard, the bufflo storge has only xfs type and i should have ntfs to make the cluster is 64k
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by:gheist
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFS#Variable_block_sizes

it is 64kb is you format iSCSI volume using NTFS
otherwise - it displays fake value to make windows happy.

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by:aminbaik
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yes but bufflow not formated with 64k  - i asked the question in buffalo fourm but they told me that there is no way except if i have a one that have windows.
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by:gheist
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i explained the same.

XFS allows block sizes from disk block (512) to 64kB dynamically, without configuration.
In case it runs under 64kB formatted iSCSI NTFS block sizes will be 64kB, or less if write operation does not fill the block.
BTW 64kB makes 2 SCSI commands, so 32kB is better in most cases.

So - it is well suited for your needs without any extra effort.

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by:aminbaik
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so why the nvr required that?
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by:gheist
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How it requires? iSCSI? SMB?
What sort of NVR ?????
Does it work at all?
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by:aminbaik
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it's indegovision nvr
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by:gheist
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which product? windows service or storage controller?
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by:gheist
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PS i do not find reference about *WHICH* blocksize should be 64kB
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by:aminbaik
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storagr...
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by:gheist
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which exact unit? do you use USB or network connection (there is very little info on your pvr site)
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by:aminbaik
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network connection
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by:gheist
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iSCSI or shares?
Can you help me with pointer to exact products you are using?
buffalo runs linux and can provide iscsi, nfs or smb, each has many blocksize settings possible....
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i talk to vendor and told me that i should have ntfs partion.
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by:gheist
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You are too overhelmed with idea of reinstalling NAS controller.
NAS works other way
It serves iSCSI volume over network, which windows accesses with disk driver called iSCSI initiator and can format with NTFS, ExFAT, FAT 16 or anything else you like. It is not dependent on underlying technology.
Ask your vendor if it can access NTFS on iSCSI NAS.
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by:aminbaik
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no solution except if i have ntfs partition
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by:gheist
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Yes, you can have with windows iSCSI initiator connected to buffalo NAS
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by:aminbaik
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accutly i don't understand the way could u please give more details ...
the nvr vedor required that i have ntfs partion
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by:gheist
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ask wikipedia for iSCSI
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