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Improvised ReadyNAS NV Power Supply

The power supply on my Infrant/Netgear ReadyNAS NV has died again. That’s the third power supply in just over 7 years that has failed.

The ReadyNAS has mostly been great but the power supply really has been it’s achilles heal. The RAID set up means that if a disk fails you can still get at your data and can simply swap out the failed disk for a new one. But when the power supply fails you are screwed. You can’t get at your data and, since they use a proprietary wiring scheme, you can’t just pop into you local PC store to buy a new one. Netgear will sell you a replacement, but they are really overpriced and it can take several days for shipping, assuming they even have them in stock.

Thanks to this ReadyNAS PSU pinout¬†document I found on Netgear’s ReadyNAS site, I figured out how to re-wire a standard ATX power supply to work with the ReadyNAS. I pulled a power supply out of an old PC and swapped a couple of wires around. The result isn’t pretty but it works.

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The hardest bit was actually pulling out the two molex pins without destroying the molex. This video came in very handy.

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  1. Idleboy says

    Many thanks, that’s a handy temporary solution that’s got me up and running in the short term.

    I’m gonna order a replacement power supply from Overtek that has a cooling fan! and rerouted cooling so I can stuff my NAS back in its old place without having bits hanging everywhere.

    top stuff



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