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    List of supported motherboards/chipsets?

    What about the ASRock E3C226D2I. Not sure if it will work "out of the box" with XPEnology, but it has 6x SATA3 ports using the Intel C226 chipset. I'm considering it for a 6x bay home NAS using the Fractal Design Node 304 case.
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    [SOLVED]Netgear ReadyNAS PRO series ???

    Great, Sounds like you are the right guy to get this party started. Glad the sky2.ko tip helped. Looking forward to your results.
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    [SOLVED]Netgear ReadyNAS PRO series ???

    Adding a network card is not the best or easiest solution. DSM does not have the required Ethernet driver for the x86 NetGear NAS. The ReadyNAS Pro 6 requires the Marvell kernel module [sky2.ko] be loaded for the Ethernet ports to work - not sure about other Pro models. The sky2.ko module needs to be added to the boot files [rd.gz]. Then the kernel must be told to specifically load sky2.ko because it was not compiled directly into the kernel [aka zImage].
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    [SOLVED]Synology 3rd Party Apps

    Is anyone else having problems with loading into the package center? I can go to the website with my browser, but receive an error when entering it into the Synology Package Center. THx
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    Install on a Netgear ReadyNas Ultra6

    Instructions posted for setting up a Synology VBox VM onto an x86 ReadyNAS ... 35&t=70226
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    Install on a Netgear ReadyNas Ultra6

    I have a ReadyNAS Ultra 6. I've installed DSM 4.1 as a VM into VBox running on my ReadyNAS. I also have a QNAP TS-469 Pro that I have install Synology directly by flashing the bios and indirectly by using VBox to install a Synology VM. Flashing the Synology DSM image will overwrite the DOM/SMI bios. QNAP's DOM bios is 512M while ReadyNAS's SMI bios is only 128M. The issue with the ReadyNAS is that the unit's serial number, model name, and capabilities are stored in a hidden file on the ReadyNAS DOM/SMI bios. If the file is erased by a DOM/SMI bios flash, you may not be able to restore its identity without involving NetGear Tech Support. Also, the Synology DSM OS will not be able to recognize the ReadyNAS OLED or buttons. NetGear's drivers are specialized and only support 2.6 series kernels while the Synology OS is 3.x. For both the ReadyNAS Ultra 6 and the QNAP TS-x69 series, I find that it's better to install VBox first then install Synology as a VM. This way you can install ReadyNAS addons through FrontView and Synology addons through its web interface - this gives you the best of both worlds. Also, I have upgraded my ReadyNAS to a faster CPU and 4G's of memory. I can run Win8Pro in a VM on my ReadyNAS with no problems. I recommend that you install VBox onto your ReadyNAS and then Synology as a VM. In my opinion, VBox is the future of the ReadyNAS line because you don't need to do much to install many other OS's and NetGear seems to no longer offer any real support. Matt