Finally, some clever geek type person has writen a set of tools to be able to mount these horrid things under *nix.
I bought mine a couple of years back, bud didn’t realise you had to use a horrid sluggish windows app to be able to mount the thing.
Netgear use a tool called “Z-SAN” under windows.
However you can now mount the drives under *nix, there are a few draw backs however, you first have to partition te drives under windows, not a huge problem, as my desktop is a dual boot.
Secondly you can’t use passwords on the device. Again not a huge problem, I just stuck it on it’s own vlan, and restricted access to it, so only my linux NAS server could see it.
Then on my NAS server (FC9 + NFS + SMB) I used the utils the toolset provides, mounted the two drives, formatted, and mounted. Bob is your mothers brother it all works.
I just share the drives out now using my existing NAS (NFS + SMB) and supprisingly works really well.
Time will see how stable they are.
If you want to do this too, the code can be found at google code: