Good news for ReadyNAS and Apple OS X Lion

by Volker Weber



If you are using a x86-based ReadyNAS system (Ultra 2/4/6 [Plus], Pro 2/4/6, Pro Pioneer, Pro Business, 1500, 2100, 3200, 4200), you’ll need to update to RAIDiator 4.2.18, which was just released this morning (see Release Notes). With this release, AFP and Time Machine will work just fine. If you choose not to update to 4.2.18, AFP access will still work, but Time Machine backups will fail.


If you are using a ReadyNAS Duo/NV+ or past sparc-based systems (600, X6, 1000S, 1100), do not update to Lion if you are accessing the ReadyNAS over AFP or are using Time Machine. We’re working on a solution, but this will take some time as it involves optimizing some code for the sparc-based SOC (System-0n-Chip), so please bear with us. In the meantime, if you have to have Lion and you’re not using Time Machine, you can use SMB to connect to the ReadyNAS.

So both Intel and Sparc get the update. Since I advise to wait a few weeks before moving to Lion anyway, I consider this excellent news.

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A new beta version for Synology devices is also out now with support for Time machine, although they recently stopped support for x07 series an below. So no chance for users of older devices like me...

Thomas Gamradt, 2011-07-21

Fast work:

Looks like our developer may have a fix for Lion for the Sparc platform. Hopefully we can get some volunteers to help test this.

Yohdah on twitter.

Ben Poole, 2011-07-21

Unfortunately, WD isn't that quick. WD Mybook World Ed. II stopped working with Time machine after updating to LION. And WD's support even points me back to Apple... :-(

Jens Nullmeyer , 2011-07-21

As mentioned in Yoh-dah’s tweet earlier, the ReadyNAS beta came out today! An amazing response from Netgear. Here’s the link:

*NEW BETA* RAIDiator 4.1.8

I’ve updated my NV+ in readiness for Lion (which I will install at some stage, not right now), and the NAS is happy so far.

Ben Poole, 2011-07-21

Didn't I say so? ;)

Stefan Rubner, 2011-07-22

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