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  1. If you want a NAS that takes just a few minutes to get running and will run quietly for years without requiring further thought, get a Synology. If that's you, but you are severely budget constrained, consider buying a used 12 or 13 series Synology on eBay - just wait for a decent deal. On the other hand, if you like to tinker, then building your own Xpenology is quite fun, and you can get more power per dollar spent... if you don't include the cost of your time. I ended up doing both. I have a Synology DS1813+ and I have an Xpenology that I tinker with.
  2. I have a twelve-drive Xpenology box that use to perform periodic backups of my Synology DS1813+ I boot it up when needed, and then shut it down after the backups have completed. It has been flawless so far, except the known issue that iSCSI does not work.
  3. That looks very useful. I use Synology DHCP, so I'll have to wait until that incompatibility has been worked out.
  4. I get the same message every minute or so on an HP DL180G6. It's a dual slot motherboard, but I'm running only a single CPU with four cores. It appears to cause no problems, but it is annoying.
  5. Check out the Silverstone DS380 at http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=452&area It's a fairly small black cube that supports eight 3.5" drives plus four 2.5" drives - perfect for Xpenology. Further discussion here: http://forums.servethehome.com/chassis- ... #post26689 with talk of pairing it with an 8-core low power Avoton board that has 12 motherboard SATA ports.
  6. Much thanks Stanza. I will edit my defaults since I prefer fast rebuilds and am willing to give up some responsiveness while it happens. Oddly, what you say is true. echo 100000 > /proc/sys/dev/raid/speed_limit_max works while echo 100000 > /proc/sys/dev/raid/speed_limit_min does not. Two related parameters. but only one is settable via that method.
  7. I can add driver for this in next repack. This is handle by hpsa driver which is included. What's happend exactly (no disk, can't install, failed reboot ?) Install DSM, when all ok, put the P410 controller with one disk to see if dsm can find it. This is intesresting. I think default values are low to not degrade performance during volume expand. That's fantastic Trantor. Thank you! I'll anxiously await the next repack. By the way, those Brocade 1020 cards are now around $35 on eBay, so when the driver is ready, anyone who wants SFP+, active cable only 10GbE can dive in
  8. Stanza, I'm sorry if you have been offended in any way. My goal was to outline what I did to get one specific server - the HP DL180 G6 - working with Xpenology. Mostly that consisted of reading what everyone else has done to get Xpenology working on various other hardware, including you, and figuring out which specific bits to apply to the HP DL. In each case, I included the URL to the original source material, and that includes your excellent discovery of the voodoo port config. For example, I said "I was able to fix this with the instructions at " and never claimed to have invented any o
  9. stanza, Thank you very much for posting this. With your findings, I was able to make Xpenology see all 13 drives in my HP DL180 G6. What worked for me was to set the values to: esataportcfg=”0x0000000” (I also disabled eSATA on a separate config line) usbportcfg="0xff00000" internalportcfg=”0xfffff” Note that I do not have 20 internal ports. It seems that you just need to set the value to be equal to or higher than the number of ports you actually have. I don't yet know if my settings will survive a reboot. Right now I'm expanding a volume with the now-visible disks, after
  10. Thanks to everyone who worked to create Xpenology. I just started using it, and I like it very much. I have a Synology DS1813+, and wanted a low cost way to back it up regularly, and a way to get 10GbE on a budget. My solution: an HP DL180 G6 with Xpenology. If you haven't seen the DL180 G6, you should take a look. It's a 2U rack mount server with 4, 8, 12, or 14 3.5" disk bays or 25 2.5" disk bays - perfect for a larger NAS. The best part, however is the price. They are regularly available for $175 barebones (http://www.ebay.com/itm/130959380215?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT). Add a $35 Xeon L552