Now you can update to the latest firmware here: StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition Firmware 3.2.3
No need to mess. Just update via interface
You just got your ix2-200 from eBay and there are no disks inside the NAS. Or you have a brand new ix2-200 -yet you could not afford Cloud Edition. No problem. With just a USB stick and a SATA adapter or desktop PC, you will easily upgrade your ix2-200 to ix2-200 Cloud Edition.
Not only your ix2-200 will have a brand new interface and Cloud options, but also will become Mac OS X Lion compatible!
What do we need?
- Decrypted! ix2-200 Cloud Edition Firmware 18.104.22.168838 SendSpace or RapidShare*
- USB Flash Drive with at least 2 GB capacity and LED indicator**
- SATA to USB adapter or desktop PC
- Toothpick or paperclip
Preparing Hard Drives
Preparing hard drives is the first step because you have to wipe all the data inside the hard drives and make them just like brand new. We used 2 x Seagate 2 TB 5900 RPM Drives.
- Backup any files if you have and then remove both disks from ix2-200 and attach them to SATA to USB adapter or your desktop PC's SATA port.
- Using Easeus Partition Master Home Edition, delete all partitions on the drive. Apply this process to both disks. Don't forget to click on Apply button after you delete partitions on Easus Partition Master HE.
- Now put the disks back into the ix2-200.
Preparing USB Flash Drive
- First of all, format your USB drive with FAT32 file system. We used Quck Format and drive defaults.
- Then create a folder named “emctools” and create another folder inside that one named “ix2-200d_images”. It should be like this: X:\emctools\ix2-200d_images (For some, the folder name needs to be “ix2-200_images”.)
- Now copy the ix2-200 Cloud Edition Firmware (ix2-boot.tgz) you have downloaded into “ix2-200d_images” folder.
The Upgrade [Update: You have to do this process twice! We had to!]
- Plug the USB stick you have prepared into ix2-200.
- Get yourself a paperclip or better, a toothpick. Make sure that you are properly pressing the reset button and you won’t get tired easily.
- Now while holding the reset button, plug in the power cord. White LED in front will start to blink. After about 30 seconds both disks will start spinning, keep pressing the reset button. After 1 minute, USB’s LED will turn on but it won't blink.
- Wait until USB sicks LED continously blinks. When it starts blinking, stop pressing the reset button. In our case, this happened about 70 seconds after we we plugged in the power cord.
In this process, ix2-200 will crate a Temp folder inside the USB stick and extract the contents of ix2-boot.tgz into that folder. When all files are extracted, ix2-200 will copy those files into the hard drive and those files will be your Cloud Edition OS.
After about 5 minutes when this process is done, ix2-200 will shut itself down. Remove the USB Flash Drive, plug in the network cable and press the power button in front of the device. Again after about 5 minutes, ix2-200 will preapere the OS for the first time and you will be able to reach it via web interface.
If you can't reach the device's web interface, wait for 10 minutes. After that, plug out the power cord. Now put the USB stick back into your PC and go into emctools\ix2-200d_images folder. You will see a Temp folder there. Delete it and then apply The Upgrade process again. This time, device will properly reconstruct the OS.
If you want RAID 1, you will have to wait for RAID reconstruction to finish which will tkae more than 5 hours with 2 x 2TB disks installed.
But if you want RAID 0, you can cancel the resconstruction process by simply selecting RAID 0 and then applying that from the menu.
This is it, now you have a fully functional ix2-200 Cloud Edition.
*Special thanks to netboy69 for providing the decrypted firmware.
**A different USB Stick may be required in some cases. Looks like USB sticks are creating a lot of trouble. Try with another one if process fail as in this case, the 3rd USB stick worked...
Reported List of Succesfull USB Drives (Does not mean that you have to use those):
Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn 8 GB (LJDTT8GB)
Kingston DataTraveler 2GB
Sandisk 8GB Cruzer Slice
Verbatim Store&Go 4GB
If the above method did not work for you, here is another guide from our members.
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First off, thanks for posting this! With the floods in Thailand, some retailers and vars here in the US were buying ix2-200 4TB models just for the drives - they were cheaper than buying the raw drives for a while, so they just removed the drives and have the chassis for sale cheap. So, now there's a glut of ix2-200's out there with no drives. I found one site (Chantilly Store - Search) that's currently offering them for $20 USD (I'm not sure if they will ship internationally).
I bought 2, and followed your directions. Your directions were very good!
I used a 4GB Sandisk Cruizer USB 2.0 memory stick, and it worked perfectly. I didn't download the partitioning software - I just tried disk administrator in win7, and deleted the partitions on my drives, and it worked flawlessly. The firmware load didn't even need to be done twice!
Thinking on this, it may have worked the first time because the drives had MBR disk labels, but no partitions - perhaps it needs a reboot to put the disk label on?
On another note, the current firmware level as of 12/30/11 is 22.214.171.1245, not 3.2.3. Your link to it here: StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition Firmware Version 3.1.14 was also very useful.
Thanks again - you made getting these running really easy!
You are welcome. Glad that it helped. Firmware 3.2.3 was pulled off because of a bug. It will be up again some time later...
Tks for the post! Amazing my ix2-200 is live again....Tks a lot!
Firmware 3.2.3 is available....
I have a problem with my ix2-200...
In the webinterface, Some menus does not have all icons..for e.x. copyjobs>add a copy job>from device>> and them i only have one icone of refresh and do not have any OK or CANCEL.
i need to close the window to get out.
it happens in other menus.
thanks for any help
Which browser are you using? I use Chrome.
The update for cloud version worked fine, but the RAID volume didn´t mount. When I tried to change RAID configuration to RAID0, or any other option, it was saying the pool needed a name.
I´ve made the update proccess 5 times, always the same result.
Then I tried to update to firmware ix2-200-126.96.36.19973 , and everything looked to be running nice, but after the unit restarted, the white led was blinking, and I had no access to web interface.
I tought it was remounting the RAID, so I let it running for more then 12 hours. After that, I´ve noticed something was wrong.
Since then, I can update the unit anymore, with any firmware.
1) removing 1st and 2nd disk (alternated)
2) clearing the disks
3) changing for new disks
4) I ran DriveFWUpdater-1.8.exe from iomega
When doing the reset as described, the unit restarts, the disks speens, and the USB led blinks twice, but then, nothing else, except the White Led of DEATH.....
Does anyone have an Idea what may I do?
Thanks to all,
I belive you did not format the drives before the upgrade or your disks are not the same. No one had a problem with the RAID before.
Can you reinstall the firmware via interface? I have no idea about this problem. Also please Ctrl + F5 your browser.
i think is possible to reinstall the firmware...tomorrow i tell you if it was okay.thanks for the help...
Last edited by axukar; 16.01.12 at 02:59.
after my update when i started after the third time it bloked and i needed to do a reset like this one that i saw in this post....
I have the same problem with my new ix2 ... rapidly blinking white led.
I contacted support who suggested the following 3 solutions ...
First, please try power cycling the device. To do this, whilst the unit is on, pull the power cable directly from the unit. Then keep the power button held in for 15 seconds.
After that ,reconnect the power cable and boot the device. Does this change the LED Status at all?
Please try and reset the device to factory defaults. This is performed by pressing and keeping the reset button held in for 15 seconds
Let me know the exact response you get when doing this.
Please try booting the unit with only 1 disk in the second slot. Let me know how this goes. (will not invalidate any warranty)
None of these solutions worked in my case, but they might work for others?
Last edited by axukar; 16.01.12 at 03:06.
I´ve tried them all, none works.
1) No change
2) After holding the power button for 20 seconds, the RED LED turns on, indicating problems with a disk, e then the unit reboots by itself. I already changed the disks for new ones, but no change.
3) Also no changes on unit. The white led blinks indefinitely.
i reinstall the firmware and now works fine.THANKS... other thing...i have a samsung smarttv and reads MKVS but when i tried to read through ix2-200 the TV says that the format its not valid and a information about the file is video/x-mastroka. the same file read through other source the TV reads the file without any problem and a information about the file is video/x-MKV. MKV and matroska are not the same????i think maybe is a problem with the media server of the ix2....
Last edited by axukar; 17.01.12 at 21:34.
The media server of the ix2 is Twonky. You can update it via shell access. Take a look at this:
Installing Optware and SABnzbd+ on the iomega ix2-200 Cloud Edition
thanks a lot for your help....you put everything very simple and for me is very good because is the first time that i am using linux and this type of software managers.
i already install everything that you told me without any problem except the townky update and
i found this information in townky forum and i think this is the solution for my problem can you confirm and help me to install.....
Enabling Video Transcoding
Initially, the video format check boxes on the Transcoding page will be greyed out. To enable them, do the following:
For Debian based distros (Ubuntu/Debian/Kbuntu/Xandros/DSL etc)
Install ffmpeg: apt-get install libavcodec-unstripped-51 libavdevice-unstripped-52 libavformat-unstripped-52 libavutil-unstripped-49 libpostproc-unstripped-51 libswscale-unstripped-0 ffmpeg
Note: Installing the unstripped libraries as in the above step insures that MKVs will transcode, otherwise the transcode will fail because mpeg2video will be missing. If while running that last command the install fails because of a missing package, do an apt-cache search libavcodec (replace libavcodec with whatever package it says is missing - this way you can see if perhaps you need *-unstripped-52 rather that 51, etc).
Open /usr/local/twonkymedia/cgi-bin/ffmpeg.location in your editor and replace c:/ffmpeg with /usr/bin
NOTE:: It is necessary to run the mediaserver in the foreground for transcoding to work properly. If you are using the supplied Twonky startup script, you need to remove the -D from the line around line 94 that reads "$TWONKYSRV -D"
Reboot the device: reboot
Open the web interface (http:\\MY-SHEEVA-IP:9000) and navigate to the Transcoding page.
Check the desired transcoding options.
More on MKV Files
For MKVs to transcode, you need to place a .desc file in twonkymedia's cgi-bin folder.
Create the file /usr/local/twonkymedia/cgi-bin/ffmpeg-mkv-mpeg.desc
Set the new file's permissions to 644.
Inside the file, paste the following:
exec: ffmpeg -threads 2 -i $infile -vcodec mpeg2video -sameq -acodec copy -f vob -copyts -y $outfile
On the transcoding page in the web interface, make sure mpeg2 is checked.
Restart the media server or reboot the device: reboot
That is way beyond my knowledge. I will be able to look at it at the weekend.
thanks a lot....i believe that we together could make a very good post about this topic....
I found a guy with the same problem in another forum. can i put the link where?
how long do you have your ix2-200? do you like the machine? I got mine from last week.....
You can put links. No problem For the media server issue, I am not that much a linux guy and I won't be able to handle it correctly. You can ask your question here: General NAS-Central Forums • View forum - StorCenter ix2-200
Or you can ask for IOmega to update the componenet via here: Iomega - Official Fan Site | Facebook
hi recep baltas,
i found the solution is very simple you must acessing the twonky media server like this...http:ip ix2-200:50599 or :9000 and them twonky media settings->media receivers->and you find your ip tv and put it as a samsung tv you will find it on the list.
thanks a lot for all the help you give me
Last edited by axukar; 20.01.12 at 21:54.
Is there someone who can send me a partition image of the system partition of ix2-200?
If so, please, contact me on:
i have the cloud edition.....
Hello, I tried reinstalling the OS (ix2-200 that was previously converted to cloud edition and on 3.2.3 fw) as i had problems with torrents after trying to install transmission.
Now, after having wiped the drives with EASEUS as advised, the unit won't flash anymore from usb. After about 5 minutes, as already described in other posts, the unit red light blinks briefly and then power cycles. I tried 3 different usb sticks, no luck, wiped the disks completely with 1 pass.
Do I need to do anything to initialize the drives before trying flashing again? Do I need to decompress the .tgz file manually?