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  1. It's a rough guide to try to help.. I don't need my efforts to help others 'marked' thank you very much.. DH... If you want to do another, more complete, guide than the one I put together in about 30 minutes - 5 Months ago - feel free to do so in another thread! Muddying the waters with guides for other operating systems doesn't really help AND the ('missing') info is already in many locations on this very helpful site.... You could have, instead, added the links and maybe the other little guides (freely available in many other articles here that are dedicated to those very topics) that I so naughtily missed in my 30 minute effort to put something down on 'paper' - but no, you went down another route..
  2. You obviously don't know the difference between VMWare Workstation (that this quick guide was written for) and ESXi - which was the two guides you linked... Maybe your guides should be linked in an ESXi tutorial, rather than Workstation??
  3. Have to disagree.. Find a serial/mac for an actual Syno Box and change it slightly for use on your own box.. Any time I tried to use the actual MAC of my MoBo/NIC cards, it didn't work correctly (though that was a long time ago)..
  4. Yes it is.. Needs FMA3 extensions - introduced in Haswell.. Think it might also need AVX 2.0 - once again Haswell only.. Your one doesn't have them.. Oh and believe me, there's no way around it.. I tried.
  5. What loader/model are you using.. What CPU do you have? If it's 1.04b/DS918+ and an IvyBridge or older CPU, it won't work.. Needs to be Haswell or newer.. Other than that, need a bit more info. What sort of Motherboard/NIC? Onboard or add-in? If you're using ESXi, there are other threads dedicated to ESXi..
  6. Your CPU is not compatible.. It needs some additional instructions that Haswell has (and Ivy Bridge does not). It needs to be 4th Gen or better for DS918.. No way around it - even in a VM.. You CAN use DS3615 or DS3617 though..
  7. Look on Ebay.. You can get cheap, managed (ex-corporate) Cisco or HP switches for around £50.. Not 8 ports, generally 24 - but you'll soon outgrow 8 ports - especially if you're considering LACP..
  8. Hostilian

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    You said you checked it with another memory stick? Need to ask.. Did you change the VID/PID when you tried the other memory stick? It will be different.. Also, might be worth using a serial and mac address that's simular to the scheme used on a real ds918+
  9. Nice one! The 50MB disk... I haven't tried.. I'm happy just ignoring it!
  10. 916MB/s for 4 drives in RAID5? Are they SSDs? If not, it sounds VERY high (for 4 disks) for Read and ridiculously high for Write for RAID5. For a normal disk - ignoring the parity in R5 - that's over 225MB/s per disk. I don't have any (non-SSD) disks that get anywhere near that.. Yes.. It should be higher than 153MB/s - so there looks to be something wrong.. Do you mind pasting the commands you're running - to benchmark it?
  11. Pasting one of my previous posts here - should sort you out! #H
  12. I have one add in card (and two onboard controllers) so mine is set to 666.. I reckon yours should be something similar.. You may also need to tweak your config files, iusing Putty, if your drives are showing up as 'external'..
  13. Hostilian

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    All of my disks (on this machine) are single disks; I don't need any sort of fault tolerance here.. Pretty sure your camera (I have three) wasn't streaming when you were getting 113MBs**.. .....But then, you could have just said it wouldn't help you for your setup - and left it at that.. Instead, you decided to be an arse. 😉 **Unless you have some sort of magic NAS..
  14. Hostilian

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Why so seriousssssssss. Jeez, it was said in jest.. Ok.. Being serious then.. Your disks CAN obviously pump out more - if they're bouncing around at the limits of 1GB Ethernet.. So the bottleneck is obviously the NIC - not the disks. Depends on what you use it for though.. I have LACP bonds between my various NAS boxes and whilst it might not bring it much above 113MB/s on an individual transfer, having LACP definitely helps when you have other things going to the box (camera streams) or other people using it - which I do.. Having camera streams (even only a few MB/s) cuts down MY peak transfer rate by about 40% (to about 70MB/s). With LACP it still hits 113MB/s..
  15. Hostilian

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    That's crying out for LACP!