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Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:17 pm
by kherr4377
sunheat wrote:You see, the fact is, $3.99 (I'm assuming it's US dollars) isn't trivial. For people who don't HAVE TO use exFAT, it's too much. If you make it $0.99 (or even better, 0.99 Australian dollars), I'd be happy to pay.

I don't have to use exFAT, but considering the options it's the all around best solution. And you are charging me that much for a feature widely available elsewhere which is a nice to have for me. That prevents me from paying.


..... and if gas was $0.99 a gallon i'd be happy :-0 :-0 .... things cost what they cost ...... that's life ... if you can't afford $3.99 for a SPECIFIC use that the majority don't have, how did you afford the 1k+ (including drives) you spent on the NAS ????????

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:21 pm
by ja666
The exFAT license is not tranferable between QNAP and Synology NAS-es?

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:58 pm
by Don
ja666 wrote:The exFAT license is not tranferable between QNAP and Synology NAS-es?

No. Why would a license from one company be transferable to another company?

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:50 am
by rony albert
ja666 wrote:The exFAT license is not tranferable between QNAP and Synology NAS-es?


In my sense, how they can be interchangeable?
health care tipHyperthymesia

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:09 pm
by ja666
How many companies (and which one) invented exFAT file system?

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Don wrote:Why would a license from one company be transferable to another company?

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:18 pm
by P3R
ja666 wrote:How many companies (and which one) invented exFAT file system?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=exfat

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:25 am
by schumaku
ja666 wrote:The exFAT license is not tranferable between QNAP and Synology NAS-es?
No. The license is not even transferable from an old to a new NAS - very similar to a Microsoft OEM license, the license is linked to the hardware.

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:23 am
by ja666
To the hardware like HDDs (OEM). Do they offer exFAT licence transfer with HDDs transfer (from an old to a new NAS)? Where the similarity is?

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schumaku wrote:The license is not even transferable from an old to a new NAS - very similar to a Microsoft OEM license, the license is linked to the hardware.

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:27 am
by Don
The license is linked to the NAS.

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:05 am
by Yoyo73
Hello 8)

I bought exFat driver yesterday.
Everything looks fine (I'm using QTS QTS 4.3.2) except the fact that i can't format externals USB devices into that filesystem ...
So I wonder if this is not a joke for the price they sold it ...

Why don't they use a free open source driver like this one ? https://github.com/relan/exfat

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:36 am
by schumaku
Yoyo73 wrote:Everything looks fine (I'm using QTS QTS 4.3.2) except the fact that i can't format externals USB devices into that filesystem ...
...appears to be a lost or "forgotten" feature. About first question to QNAP was about the lack of set or change a volume label (for external storage shared folder creation) and about the lack of a format option. It's promised that the final 4.3 release should cover it all.

Yoyo73 wrote:Why don't they use a free open source driver like this one ?
Open Source and "free" does not mean license and loyalty free. The commercial non-native file systems perform in general much better than the open source implementations.

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:56 am
by Benna80
Yoyo73 wrote:Hello 8)

I bought exFat driver yesterday.
Everything looks fine (I'm using QTS QTS 4.3.2) except the fact that i can't format externals USB devices into that filesystem ...
So I wonder if this is not a joke for the price they sold it ...



+1 in the Club. Just bought the license and with great surprise i found that is not possible to format an external drive, and this is written nowhere.
**, i'll ask directly to the support

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:25 am
by AcerTravel
Any news ?

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:31 am
by Benna80
I've opened the ticket on friday night, i expect that QNAP will contact me within few days. As soon as i've any news i'll post here :)

Re: exFAT support for external drives

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:30 am
by Benna80
Here's the reply:

Dear Davide,

May I know whether you formatted the external drive with exFAT by Windows or Mac system?

Tutorial: https://www.qnap.com/en/how-to/tutorial ... a-qnap-nas
Using exFAT devices on QNAP NAS:

After connecting exFAT devices to your QNAP NAS, you can view them in "Storage Manager" > "External Device". You can also access the files stored on these exFAT devices using File Station.

To format a device to use exFAT file system, use a Windows PC or related utilities on another OS. For more information about formatting devices in Windows 7, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... partition/



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Homer