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  1. Does it have the latest BIOS? Try going into the BIOS, Boot, USB Mass Storage Emulation Type and changed the setting from "Auto" to "All Fixed Disc"
  2. I've rebooted my router and released the DHCP assigned address but the problem still persists. I've given up on this motherboard for now as I've got plenty of other ones to use as my test system. Took me 10 minutes to bring up another DSM 5.2 and upgrade directly to DSM 6.1 using Jun's alpha loader.
  3. I had a test system running DSM 5.2-5967 update 2 with the XPEnoboot 5.2-5967.1 loader. It had been updated many times without issue and I used it to test upgrade to DSM 6.0.2-8451 update 9 with Jun's Mod V1.01 loader. I mistakenly deleted some packages and the system became unusable so I decided to re-install. Now I can't get Synology Assistant to see the unit using Jun's loaders. DHCP is assigning an IP address but I can't ping it. I've used different USB sticks and hard drives, wiping them completely each time. I even went back to DSM 5.2-5967 update 2 with the XPEnoboot 5.2-5967.1 loader and got the system re-installed. But I still can't upgrade it to DSM 6 with Jun's loader, not even the V1.02-alpha. I'v also tried not connecting my hard drives with the same results. I've done DSM 5.2 to DSM 6 upgrades on five different systems so I'm pretty confident I didn't mess up the grub.cfg. Any suggestions?
  4. "The beauty of XPEnology 5.2 aside from great speed, is being able to add drives of any size to the array as more space is needed and unused older, smaller or larger drives turn up." Not completely correct. You can never add a disk that is smaller than the smallest original member of the SHR. If you create an SHR volume with 3 drives (3TB, 4TB, 5TB), you can never add anything smaller than a 3TB drive.
  5. Didn't it ask you for an admin password during installation? Also, DSM 6 can't have a blank admin password.
  6. First determine if this is a hardware or software issue. I would try booting with a linux live USB drive to make sure you can see all the hard drives via gparted. Which DSM version and loader are you using?
  7. In addition to the LattePanda, there is also the UDOO X86 (I think these are X64 CPUs even though the name is UDOO X86), the UP board, and soon to be released UP Squared. I don't have any of these so driver support is unknown. The LattePanda would also be my last choice as it doesn't have support for linux. Also, Synology HA requires both units have identical DSM versions and be identical models/models specifically claimed by Synology to support Synology High Availability. Both units must have the same quantity of disks and SHR volumes are not supported.
  8. 1. For the Rosewill RSV-S4-X: If the eSATA is port multiplier compatible, you will see four 1T drives. What raid you set up depends on the OS. If the eSATA is not port multiplier compatible, you will only see one 1T drive. The raid functionality of the above enclosure depends entirely on the controller it is attached to. On other enclosures, the raid functionality is built into the enclosure. See Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 PRORAID 4. 2. DSM automatically shares USB connected drives as usbshare1, usbshare2, etc...
  9. As always, I have not been able to get hibernation to work. I can provide no further information on WOL.
  10. WOL from off is not a problem, just tested. WOL from hibernation\sleep is going to be a problem. You should be aware that there are different builds of the boot loader available. I am currently running XPEnoboot 5.2-5644 with DSM 5.2-5967 Update 1. Certain power settings are broken, one of which is HDD hibernation so I cannot test. XPEnoboot 5.2-5967.1 was just released and it is supposed to have fixed the power issues with DSM 5.2-5967. I will try to test this soon.
  11. RAID1 mirror should not be a problem. If DSM sees two SATA hard drives, it will let you mirror. I have two identical drives set up as SHR in my laptop, which basically is a mirror because it is only two drives. I chose SHR for flexibility if I ever wanted to add more drives. The HD adapters I use were originally designed by Dell for their own laptops. I got OEM versions on eBay. That ICY dock adapter linked by AllGamer looks pretty neat. I like that it is metal which helps with heat. The one from Dell\OEM are mostly plastic. I run my systems 24X7 but the Dell Latitude BIOSs have been really good for WOL. From what power state do you want to WOL from, off or sleep? WOL from off is easier than from sleep. WOL from off is entirely controlled by the BIOS. WOL from sleep usually requires the host OS to be configured correctly.
  12. Yes, I have. All of them have been Dell Latitudes and I am currently running it on a D6420. Some of these have an eSATA port but they are not port multiplier compatible. If you connect the Dell laptop to an eSATA enclosure that supports multiple disks, it will only see one drive. You're only option is to use an external enclosure that has RAID0/RAID1 built in and only shows the host computer one LUN. USB drives cannot be part of any Synology RAID. All the laptops I used had a CD-ROM drive in a media bay. There are SATA HD adapter trays that plug into the bay and shows as a second SATA hard drive. This limits the size of the hard drives available. My laptop Xpenology system is used only for downloading so the 2.5 HDs don't have to be large capacity. I have a second Xpenology system in a standard mini-tower with six 3.5 HDs.
  13. For $10 more, should have gone with the M42S-7 that has the J1900.
  14. Octavean, you are correct. I didn't realize Plex now requires $ activation for most of their player software. I got the lifetime Plex Pass before they made this change so I didn't notice it.
  15. I'm not sure I would go so far as to say that. However, Video Station and Plex share much of the same functionailty. However, you can presumably stream to many different types of devices with Video Station and not have to pay for a Plex pass to do it. You can stream to many different types of devices with Plex. Plex pass is not required for this functionality.