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  1. redpineapple

    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    No luck getting the baremetal install to work on my Asrock ITX Board with an LSI 9211 in IT Mode. Modified the .cfg and it says it can't detect any hard drives. Clearly I'm missing something here..... serial --port=0x3F8 --speed=115200 terminal_input serial console terminal_output serial console set default='0' set timeout='1' set fallback='0' menuentry 'Synology DS3615xs' --class os { insmod fat linux /image/DS3615xs/zImage root=/dev/md0 syno_hdd_powerup_seq=0 netif_num=1 HddHotplug=0 rmmod=ata_piix syno_hw_version=DS3615xs vender_format_version=2 vid=0x0781 pid=0x5571 console=uart,io,0x3f8,115200n8 sn=C7D31L32CMNK mac1=408D5C0C6DB7 withefi elevator=your_magic_elevator quiet initrd /image/DS3615xs/ramdisk.lzma } Suggestions?
  2. One last thing to note... (I may have mentioned it but if not....) the PSU I linked is a Flex ATX not a full 1U (slightly smaller). As a result you'll need a bracket to mount it, or just stick something under it like a 2.5 inch drive. note a huge deal breaker, but wanted to at least give someone the heads up. The fact that under 50% load it's silent beats the fact that the 1U server PSU's get loud and hot.
  3. The QC5000 is better than what you have, but save your $$$ unless you plan on running PLEX or other heavy CPU intensive tasks on your nas. The board you listed is an ITX and passively cooled, and it will also fit in the NSC-800 (any ITX will in theory) There are really only 3parts to an Xpenology build (to make it work hardware wise). 1. NIC with supported drivers - 2. storage controller drivers (SATA / SAS / etc.) 3. x86/x64 CPU - (in other words you can't run this on a marvell CPU or other 3rd systems like WD Cloud hardware By going with a supported expansion card (SAS or otherwise) it removes some of the guess work of what storage controller chipset is on the board. If you have a BRAND new motherboard that doesn't have the SATA drivers supported in Xpenology yet, you can always run a supported expansion card like an LSI controller / etc. I should also mention that this thread talks about the NSC-800. The main reason I like this case / build is that it includes everything you need to get up and running out of the box right away, and comes pre-wired. It makes it fool proof for A-LOT of the issues people have with unsupported chipsets or sata controllers on their boards. The NSC-800 supports 8 hotswap drives and up to 4 more 2.5 inch drives above as well if you want to get creative. eleazar - please note that virtually any xpenology sytem supports hot swap functionality. You can take your current system and plug in another drive (sata and power) while the machine is running and your PC should detect and allow you to mount / access it / add it to your drive pool. In regards to your question about "will this work", the answer really comes down to 1,2,3 listed above. If you can find someone that has reported that specific NIC / sata controller works you should be on your way. The rest really comes down to what you want to DO with your hardware. Are you planning on running it bare metal or do you plan on doing ESXI? Do you plan on having the NAS be just a NAS, or do you want to run Plex / etc. on it? The more features or functions you add or want to use, the more hardware you are going to want. My only suggestion is to keep a 1TB to 1GB ratio on ram. If you have 8TB of space have 8GB of ram. The more ram you have, the more it will use as swap when transferring large files. **please note** I added one more item to my first post in this thread of item(s) I used for my build. I forgot to mention that I needed to purchase a SATA to Molex Y splitter. Something similar to this - ... B002LBROAA As always.... let me know if you have any questions.
  4. mini SAS > standard case builds imho. It's quicker / faster / and easier to work on once it's installed. Costs a bit more, but it's worth it. If you want to transcode more than one stream in Plex get a dedicated CPU on an 1150 intel socket or FM2+ board
  5. You can build them cheaper than you can buy them (it's always that case) Mini SAS isn't hard. Just buy a compatible SAS card like the 9211 and make sure it's in IT mode and it's plug and play. The only downside(s) of a non-official build would be the following. Currently doesn't support DSM 6 (coming I'm sure) Doesn't include 4 NIC's for teaming (but if you go with a larger case or build it would). If you don't do NIC teaming it's a moot point. The upsides include the following faster hardware / better hardware support ESXi support / Hyper V support etc. etc. etc.
  6. redpineapple

    Remote access

    This should get you started ... y_services
  7. redpineapple

    Remote access

    TBH the quickest (best) way in my opinion is to do the following. 1. Go register your own domain (so you own it....) costs about 10.00 a year 2. Modify your A record to to point from your IP address to your domain 3. Enter your domain name in, and it will reference your A record allowing you to connect without needing a 3rd party 4. ..... 5. Profit! This is what I've done, as I've elected to not run a DDNS or 3rd party tool. **please note** If you have a home internet connection you probably don't have a static IP. As a result you may need to adjust your IP manually every so often (mine is about once every 4 months, but YMMV). You could always pay for a static IP if your ISP allows for it. Another option is to go with something like DynDNS (paid product) -
  8. If your board supports 3 or 4 pin fan headers just go with a power adapter inbetween - ... aQodBzAO1A
  9. Glad we were able to help you out. Best of luck, and let us know if you have any questions. =) p.s. feel free to throw together a few photo's of your build, including transfer speeds using onboard SATA. I'm curious on what you will see performance with with 16GB ram (or even 32 at some point)
  10. solid build overall. Are you planning on going with ESXi?
  11. Just buy a pre-flashed 9211 new on Ebay. They sell them pre-flashed in IT mode with the P19 firmware =) Please also note that if you go with a socket 1150 board you'll need to use a really low profile cooler (the Noctua's are great for this) Link - FYI the clearance on this cooler is literally 1-2 millimeters - ... xssd.2865/ (look there as this build will just about mirror what you are trying to do)
  12. According to Asrock this board only supports 16GB ram. However Crucial says it runs up to 32GB - I would run run a single 16GB stick for now (assuming it runs it with a single slot no problem) FYI The QC-5000 is cheaper on if that's an option for you The 300 watt PSU you listed won't work for the NSC-800. If you can swing it... get the LSI card right away. They go for around 85/95 on Ebay with the link I provided. The reason I suggest this is I haven't tested the QC-5000's onboard SATA. I'm sure it's fine performance wise, but the LSI is really the way to go. The cheapest LSI cards ship new from China and take about 5 days to arrive. If you don't purchase the NSC-800 just remember you need a SAS Reverse Breakout cable. Example found here - ... e&_sacat=0 Let me know if you have any other questions =)
  13. TBH it sounds like a memory issue. Please run Memtest 86+ overnight (more than 8 hours) and see if it comes up with anything. It could also be memory timings or a failing PSU.
  14. log into the front end of plex and see what is going on. I'm willing to bet it's transcoding or indexing some content for you.
  15. I should also note / mention that you can go with an FM2+ or Intel 11XX series board but it will be more expensive, and you will also need to find a 3rd party cooler to fit in the NSC-800. Any non-SOC board will need to run a Noctua NH-L9I or similar cooler. The clearance is TIGHT >_>