The netgear SC101 is a two drive IDE/PATA SAN system. It is not usable as network share through FTP, SMB/CIFS or NFS, but needs a Windows installed driver to make it appear as local drive. It uses a proprietary SAN over IP technology from Zetera called ZSAN. No drivers for Linux or any other than Windows exists. The Windows drivers are quite nice and run on Vista. It can reach about 6.5MB/s.
The device supports RAID-1 but even though 2 drives are in the same box, the mirroring is done over the network, so drains the performance further. Another slightly disappointing feature is it uses its own file system. You cannot take out the drive, and use it in another housing and read the data.
Off topic, I like the comparable Ximeta NDAS technology better: Linux support, choice of file system and better performance, but I would probably like OpenWrt even more, if it can fit in the meager 2MB/8MB.
|Version/Model||Launch Date||S/N||OpenWrt Version Supported||Model Specific Notes|
|v1||-||-||-||No Fan Support|
NOTE: Anything not included in model specific notes, or where a short comment couldn't be included on the notes.
There is a 3 second bootwait, and the tftp command exists in the bootloader. Dhcp is disabled by default due to BOOTCFG=m:f:“vxWorks” environment variable. Manually changing BOOTCFG=a:nf:“vxWorks” forces dhcp starts right after minimal boot completed and auto-setup IPA and IPA_GATEWAY variables according to network settings. By using tftp it is possible to store files on flash or load ELF(?)executable directly to RAM and run it.
Boot with default settings:
Minimal POST completed... Success. PSPBoot1.0 rev: 0.10.4 (c) Copyright 2002-2003 Texas Instruments, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Current mac address = 00-18-4d-3a-2c-cb Already exist available mac address... Press ESC for monitor... 1 (psbl) help ls boot df cp tftp printenv setenv unsetenv help fmt reboot dm cat rm oclk defragenv fa info version (psbl) (psbl) version PSPBoot1.0 rev: 0.10-4 Build: using [gcc-2.96 19990621 VxWorks 5.4] at [10:29:56 May 5 2005] Compiled for RDK006 board in Big Endian mode. Optional modules included ('+') or not ('-'): +tibinary +elf +gzip +ffs +tftp -ftp +dhcp -pcapp (psbl) (psbl) info CHIP ID: AVALANCHE-D (0x2), REV: 0x1 EMIF runnimg at Full rate of the processor. Processor running in Big Endian mode. Processor clock is Synchronous to internal bus (VBUS) clock. (psbl) (psbl) ls FlashDiskDump for / drwxrwxrwx 0:0 a: 0 i:0 Jul 27, 1999 2:17:40am 2 etc drwxrwxrwx 0:0 a: 0 i:0 Jul 27, 1999 2:17:40am 2 bin drwxrwxrwx 0:0 a: 0 i:0 Jul 27, 1999 2:17:40am 2 ttyS rwxrwxrwx 0:0 a: -1 i:2 Jan 1, 1970 12:00:00am 1395397 vxWorks (psbl) (psbl) df Mounted File Systems: 1 Slot: 0, Total: 1900544, Used: 1395488, Available: 505056 (in bytes) (psbl) (psbl) printenv MEMSZ 0x00800000 FLASHSZ 0x00200000 MODETTY0 9600,n,8,1,hw MODETTY1 9600,n,8,1,hw PATH /bin:/ttyS CPUFREQ 125000000 SYSFREQ 125000000 PROMPT psbl IPA 192.168.1.1 IPA_SVR 192.168.1.100 SUBNET_MASK 255.255.255.0 BOOTCFG m:f:"vxWorks" HWA_0 00-18-4d-3a-2c-cb (psbl) (psbl) fa Current Flash Allocation: section : PSBL, base : 0xb0000000, size : 103008 bytes section : ENV, base : 0xb0020000, size : 65536 bytes section : FFS, base : 0xb0030000, size : 1900544 bytes no unallocated space left on flash (psbl)boot
The attachments below show an interrupted boot with the bootloader, an uninterrupted boot into VxWorks (with no drives or network attached), and test of tftp with dhcp enabled.
Beware, don't type fmt on the PSBoot prompt, it will erase the flash memory without confirmation:
(psbl) fmt Formating Flash Disk... Flash Disk Unmounted Finding FFS section... Calculated Flash size: 2 MB FlashEraseBlock(b0030000,b01fffff); .......
The SC101 has only 1 button.
Note: This will void your warranty!
→ port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc. On the J4 20 pin header, pin 10, 12, 14 (square pin is pin 1) Settings 3.3v with 9600 8N1
0V 1 2 3.3V 3.3V 3 4 3.3V 0V 5 6 3.3V 3.3V 7 8 3.3V 3.3V 9 10 RxD (data receiving pin) Reset 11 12 GND 3.3V 13 14 TxD (data sending pin) GND 15 16 3.3V 0V 17 18 GND GND 19 20 GND
My 3.3V phone USB serial cable had its Tx floating pulled up to 3.3V, and if I connected before powerup to pin 10 Rx, the device would not power up. I had to apply power first, then quickly connect pin 10, just in time to press Esc in the 3 second boot wait. If I was too slow, I had to wait a minute for the full VxWorks boot, and type reboot. Upon reboot, the already connected Rx did not matter.
→ port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.
Not known atm.
Source comes from oldwiki → http://wiki.openwrt.org/oldwiki/openwrtdocs/hardware/netgear/sc101 All not completely ported over to the new wiki, mainly did this to add thoughts and resources to this device, also added information/images on version 1.