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  1. Well, threadrippers are great and I was thinking of getting one, but it's realistically out of my budget. The cheapest 3-series one (24 cores) is around 1400 Euro, compared to 750 for the 3950x (16 cores). Not only the CPU, but I would need a much more expensive motherboard too. For that extra money I would gain only encoding times speeds, but the work experience would remain basically the same. The budget for this NAS is derived from the budget that was going to go into an external RAID disk array connected by fibre. Since solutions like that are quite expensive, I decided to look
  2. Thanks IG-88. I feel that 40G would be an overkill, as 8 drives in a RAID5 at best can still theoretically achieve less than the maximum bandwidth of a dual 10G combined. My workstation will have a 2TB local nvme drive (~5000 MB/s), but it will be used for application cache, and there is simply not enough PCIe lanes (and m.2 slots) to accommodate for my needs in terms of total capacity. I am going with Ryzen 3950x and nVidia 2080 Super (still consumer grade workstation - low PCIe lanes count).
  3. Thank you flyride for your input. Yes, you are right. It would serve exclusively as a file server for one connected machine only, heavy usage tho. Concerning the dual 10 Gbe I think you misread my original post. I did state I would use SATA SSDs, not spindles. In this case (8 drives), it would mathematically amount to ~ 1700 MB/s which most certainly saturates a single link. Of course I am not expecting that kind of performance in real life, but it certainly warrants for link aggregation use. All of the mentioned motherboards have dual 10 GbE NICs, dual 1 Gb
  4. OK, I can see that I may have come here a bit too needy and it could look as if I wanted someone else to do my research instead. This is not the case, I have been looking into this for a long time. The only thing I am really not sure about is CPU horsepower needed as I don't have any hands-on experience with this kind of setups. I have found several Supermicro motherboards that seem to tick all the boxes (granted they have only up to 6 SATA ports, but I still have a full x16 PCIe for a controller) : - X10SDV-4C+-TLN4F (Xeon D-1518, 4x 2.20GHz, 6MB cache, 35W TDP) - X
  5. I already have one working xpenology setup that has been good to me for the past five years. I use it mostly for home media and recently as an ftp server. I am a freelance video editor so being able to receive large amounts of video footage without physical contact became quite important these days. I am currently in the process of getting a new editing workstation, so naturally I started pondering my storage options. I would be thrilled if I could manage a superfast NAS using xpenology as a working storage for 4K editing. What I had in mind is a system with 8x 2TB SATA SSD-s
  6. Yep, exactly the same procedure I linked above, but in Spanish.... Sent from my XT1063 using Tapatalk
  7. Read this guide to see what you need to control the fans: viewtopic.php?t=2565 In my case it didn't work because DSM does not include the driver for my Super I/O chip, so I kindly asked Trantor to include it in the next xpenology build: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1361&start=780#p58195 He answered a few days ago and my Super I/O will be supported in the next build. Yeah! viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1361&start=790#p61011 Sent from my XT1063 using Tapatalk
  8. I would not recommend using 3TB drives as they turned out unreliable (all but HGSC): https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-dri ... y-q4-2015/ Sent from my XT1063 using Tapatalk
  9. Hello community, I'd like to ask for a Fintek F71808A Super I/O kernel driver for controlling the fan/temp on my motherboard MSI H61i-E35 (B3). After reading some posts about enabling fan control in DSM, I have installed ipkg (for bash, perl, mktemp and lm-sensors) and followed THIS GUIDE, but it turns out that "lm-sensors" doesn't play nice with my Super I/O chip, so fans are running at 100% constantly 'sensors' output: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +41.0°C (high = +82.0°C, crit = +102.0°C) Core 0: +36.0°C (high = +82.0°C, crit = +102.0°C) Core 1
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    Unas Case

    A month ago I bought the model with 4 drive bays (nsc-400) and I can't be more satisfied with it. It wasn't expensive either: $150 including a 250W PSU. Just make sure your ITX board is low profile because there is not too much room...
  11. SW: BootLoader: XPEnoboot_DS3615xs_5.2-5644.5.img DSM: DSM_5.2-5644 Update-5 HW: HDD: 4 x 4TB WD40EFRX Memory: 2 x 2GB Crucial DDR3 1066HMz MotherBoard: MSI H61i-E35 (B3) Processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor 550 Case: U-NAS NSC-400 I was about to buy an entry-level Synology DS, but then I found out about Xpenology, so naturally I tried it right away. No problems whatsoever. I have had this little ITX board for several years as my Ubuntu server/HTPC and it served me great. Now, seeing that the installation and setting up went flawlessly, I can hope it will continue to make me ha