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  1. DSM 6.1.5-15254 Update 1

    - Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.1.5-15254 - Loader version and model: Jun's Loader v1.02b - DS3617xs - Installation type: ASRock J3445 ITX, 12GB (1600 MHz) RAM - Additional comments: No reboot required but services restarted. No problem after reboot too..
  2. I think you can use external USB as an rsync destination.. You're limited in what you can use (I wanted the files browsable anyway, so wasnt a problem) but it works.. At least I think it did when I tried it! Very interesting.. Will see if I can figure out how to set one of the drives (or more) as eSata, thanks!
  3. Thanks.. Aye, external is an option - though performance would obviously drop.. At least I'll be able to fully control utilisation and power though.. Don't think I have an external 3.5 caddy (only 2.5) so I'd need to order one.. I'm actually thinking of moving the drive to another NAS that I only switch on for test lab work.. That might be the best option! Thanks for the ideas!
  4. Scenario is that I use my always-on NAS as a surveillance station NAS (plus a music share, out of convenience). It was a DS216j but it wasnt powerful enough. New box has a disk dedicated to the surveillance station footage (lets say disk 1) Another for occasional remote Backups (disk 2). There are no Packages installed on this drive.. Another SolidState Disk for installed Apps and some VMs (disk 3). I dont use Disk2 that much (just for occasional backups) and I don't want it always on. I am not convinced HDD hibernation is working as it runs warm (not hot) just warm - even when nothing is accessing it (29DegC).. Can I do anything to get it to shut down properly - aside from removing the power cable until I need it? The previous backup disk failed (this is a RMA disk) and I don't want it to be 'on' if it's not required.. Would there be any effects of removing the power from the drive between DSM updates? Thanks! #H
  5. Poor SSD Write speeds

    If you're copying a very large file, then I'm sure there are a few other topics (from a while back) on something similar. Is this using Windows to copy the files using Windows explorer - or allowing the two synology boxes to do the copy?
  6. Migrate baremetal to ESXI

    Sounds like a lot more hassle than it's worth.. If you have spare disks, I would just set it up the same again in ESXi and just copy the data across.. Though in my testing, BareMetal was faster for me than ESXi.. I keep my couple of (always-on) VMs on an SSD in Synology VMM, and it's fine.. For anything more advanced (virtualisation-wise) then I felt I was better off with a separate ESXi server - using my bare metal Synology box as iSCSI Storage.. Depends if you want to mess around with vmotion etc..
  7. ASRock J3455-ITX

    Not really.. This new NAS is for monitoring security cameras - not much use if it's not switched on! The security camera disks are old drives, so can die when they want (only 500GB each). The other drive should spin down when not used (and I have an SSD in there too).
  8. ASRock J3455-ITX

    It 'supports' WOL - but I have this box on all the time, I'm afraid, so I can't confirm (as I don't need it on this particular NAS)..
  9. ASRock J3455-ITX

    Found a PCIe x1 single NIC card, which works fine too.. I've now got 3x 3.5 inch disks and an MSata SSD in it and it uses 44 watts (according to my meter).. It doesn't hibernate due to Surveillance Station, so that's in an active state... I'm sure I can get that down slightly (as at least one of the drives is 7200rpm).. It's MUCH faster than my Syno DS216j - well, it has got 2 extra cores and over 3 GB more RAM - and is actually usable with surveillance station (monitoring via smartphone). Nice work with the loader - again!
  10. ASRock J3455-ITX

    Aye, no notch though... I have been known to shave the little bit of plastic off the end of the slot - in order to get them to fit.. Worked fine when I tried it, it was a while ago though.... Think that was an x8 in a x4 slot (was Dell weirdness - can't remember).. ....Maybe not for a new board just yet though!
  11. ASRock J3455-ITX

    OK, build went fine - with the exception of noticing that the board only has PCIe x1 (so my x4 NIC isn't much use). Momentary lapse of concentration - but I don't need LACP or anything with this box, so no biggie.. The onboard NIC was detected and is working fine with the loader.. The board is the ASRock J3455-ITX board (the one with 4 sata ports).. My 2x disks have migrated successfully and I'm loading 6.1.4 update 5. When I get a minute I'll add my other disks and test performance over the NIC.. So far so good! #H
  12. ASRock J3455-ITX

    OK.. I've ordered an ASRock J3455-ITX board with a new ITX case and PSU (already have 4GB of RAM and a spare dual port Intel NIC lying around). Plan is for it to replace my always-on 2 bay Syno (more drives required).. I'll let you know if I can get it working with the loader. For an outlay of less than £150, it's a pretty damn good deal.. Price was obviously helped by the fact I had some spare RAM lying around, but hey ho!!
  13. DSM 6.1.4 - 15217

    Bare metal DS3617xs - DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 7 - Updated to 6.1.4 fine. Bare metal DS3615xs - DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 8 - Updated to 6.1.4 fine. No issues on either of the bare metal boxes (and on my real Syno box, as expected).. #H
  14. DSM 6.2 Beta

    THIS!! ^ I'd prefer even these discussions were locked away on these forums - to certain users only.. At the same time, publicly, saying that it "can't be hacked"! - until official 6.2 release, that is!