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  1. butter_fry

    Plex Upgrade Question ?

    Yes, I update plex all the time. You won't be able to do it from within plex, you'll have to go to the xpenology desktop to do it manually from there.
  2. yup, if it's got a management nic, that is also super easy. For the down arrow, it should be within seconds of boot up. Its the OS selection screen before anything ever gets loaded, but just after the Bios screen(s) Posted via Xpenology.us
  3. another option would be to let it boot to the menu, down arrow twice, then enter Posted via Xpenology.us
  4. well.. how about you set the default boot option to install/upgrade in the cfg file. If all is well, it will boot and you can remote web to it via your laptop. This should do here: UI menu.c32 PROMPT 0 TIMEOUT 50 DEFAULT install MENU TITLE XPEnoboot 5.2-5644.4-df9e09c Posted via Xpenology.us
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    My First post here: NEED NAS BUILD ADDVICE

    .." all your media in the perfect universal format for the devices your playing it on" .. and as we know this is a pipe dream. Plex can even do that for you in the background, but then you've got your CPU loaded up most of the time anyhow with background transcodes. Of course i'm talking video here.. audio should be pretty straighforward for any modern processor.
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    My First post here: NEED NAS BUILD ADDVICE

    When I built this box in my signature, the branch of choices you laid out looked similar to mine. Though I was looking at the C2750 (8core version). My needs were similar, but I also wanted do do some virtualization of a few preexisting servers I've got. I loved the idea of the Avodon boards, It seems like they are built with the NAS appliance in mind. the build cost would be fantastic considering you don't have to buy a CPU or an extra SATA card. But in the end, it comes down to cpu horsepower. While others may disagree, the ATOM chips just aren't there yet for what we're asking the xpenology boxes to do. I'll again reinforce this is for me, but this is what I found in my research. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu ... Hz&id=2331 <-- notice the single thread performance. Not all processes are multi threaded. Loading up one cpu intensive task on a single core can be a killer here with this chip. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu ... Hz&id=2230 <-- now look at this single thread performance. One core has nearly the same power as the entire chip. Of course you can say you can't compare Atom to i5, but we have to, this is what you're asking. My experience over the past few years with Plex tells me don't under power it. Plex is great, like the ultimate swiss army knife, it'll do anything well, some things great, others are a compromise. But the one thing that stands out, is even if you don't think you'll be transcoding all that much, you will transcode more than you think. The variety of devices and screens we ask plex to serve to demands it. Even if on paper it should be able to direct stream, sometimes it forces a transcode. My choice was a bit more clear, i knew i needed and wanted the power to do multiple streams, and multiple VMs. I needed the high single thread rating and multiple threads. Of course I don't have an that C2750 to compare, but numbers don't lie. I'm sure it does fine, but throwing more cores at an atom only makes it wider, not more powerful. I'm of a mind to spend a few dollars more and overbuild, having built servers for a living and countless PCs this is my accumulated opinion. I really want those Atom boards to work, but they just don't have enough horsepower for all the things xpenology can do. I know others will protest, but again the numbers don't lie, just make sure the numbers are right for your uses.
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    DSM 6 release date

    I can imagine that its been looked at by the Xpenology deves for a while already since 6 was in beta most of last year. Or perhaps i'm imagining things? Unless they're sneaky and don't inject the protections until the very end... Either way jumping on a new revision of a NAS OS usually isn't the wisest idea for your data. I'm fine with waiting till Synology gets all the nasties worked out. But I'll certainly have a test machine ready! Posted via Xpenology.us
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    DS216play

    AKA: You already have the real thing, therefore don't need xpenology. Posted via Xpenology.us
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    What to expect with cheap xpenology?

    yup, that i3 is nice. I just haven't been all that impressed with the board options in this first generation of the 1151s. But i must admit all the M.2 options are nice. Posted via Xpenology.us
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    What to expect with cheap xpenology?

    Those Celeron's and Pentiums have VT-x, not VT-d. But I can't imagine them being great virtualization canditates anyhow with only two cores. I think the chipset comes into play as well with Directed I/O as well.. but don't quote me on that. Posted via Xpenology.us
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    What to expect with cheap xpenology?

    Yeah I don't think you can buy a Synology nas with that much power for any price. (lets see if i can do this image thing right this time from onedrive) Looks like that proc of yours is about 40% faster than the pentium I suggested. I threw mine in there for comparison. Posted via Xpenology.us
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    What to expect with cheap xpenology?

    @berwhale, Congrats, sounds like a beast. What processor is it? e3-1220 / 1225 v3? £400 seems incredibly low priced for a server... must have been one heck of a rebate!
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    What to expect with cheap xpenology?

    heh, guess you're right... good point.
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    What to expect with cheap xpenology?

    oh.. yeah. so your $400-$500 != my $400-$500 either. More like $300-$400 i suppose. Better stick with a Retail board then Posted via MyXpenology
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    What to expect with cheap xpenology?

    hey @brantje, have you tried embedding images in this forum script? I'm using onedrive links and they don't seem to be taking. Posted via MyXpenology