NAS with 320GB HDD connected with TCP/IP or USB only shows 190GB !

SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux i-ubux at
Wed Feb 27 06:42:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 23:24 -0600, Richard Mancusi wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:09 PM, SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux
> <i-ubux at> wrote:
> >  Hi Brian,
> >  Again thanks for your comments, feedback and additional thoughts !
> >
> >  The "Manual" is very little (12xA5 pages) and Win dominated !
> >  Additional explantations is very poor !!
> >
> >  i already wrote to the manufacturer's support and hope to receive some
> >  help !?
> >
> >  Let's see what tales they may tell us !!! ;-D
> >
> >
> >  Well, another reason to stay on FAT32 is my environment:
> >  With FAT32 I am able to exchange and share the content between my 3
> >  OS'es:
> >
> That may be an issue in your case (environment / NAS device) however
> it is not true in general.  I have several Buffalo Terastation Pro II NAS.
> They come formatted XFS file system, Raid 5, Active Directory support,
> and completely compatible  with Windows Server and my Linux servers.
> Actually, Buffalo recommends that you stick with XFS even though you
> may reformat.
> -rich

Hi Rich, 
Thanks for your information !
Well, formatting isn't a problem since the NAS units and the HDD's are

Currently I am experimenting with these two's to get them ready to work
as wished 
when I am doing my latest partitioning for my future activities with
OS/2, Ubuntu and 
very very rarely Windoof ! ;-)

Data compatibility and portability has FIRST priority during the
introducing and migrating time.
Later I will have to rejadjust the NAS units to the most used or most
compatible file systems and 
format them accordingly !!

One very big question mark indeed is the capacity of the HDD's:
They have 320GB but only do show ca 190GB !!!

Where do I or they loose the other 130GB ???

I may need to ask Seagate about this too !?

Any hints and / or ideas ?

TIA and cheers, svobi

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