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  1. GREAT tutorial m8. Very well done in explaining! I got everything working today based on the updates you posted on the youtube video. I just have one question I never really found out.. Why create the 32 (or something) GB volume from the datastore disk as a harddisk inside the VM? You never showed what it should be used for.. So now I have my 2 HDD's plus this unused space in synology that I dont really know what to do with. I understand I can just remove it from the VM and put it back to the esxi datastore space but I was hoping for something useful to do with it.. I first thought of installing DSM on it as a own volume and have entire DSM + packages I run go to that space that is faster SSD space compared to a HDD. However I got a bit scared since its not mirrored and have no redundancy, so if my SSD crash (it's very old now) Im thinking I will get some problems with my machine.. Thoughts? Also one last question: Can we get temps on the HDD's in synology some way? Like you can with other systems going in to "info" and "storage" or simply clicking the HDD's in the volume manager? Thanks again! Edit: Ohh and last question! I have total 8 GB ram in my system. But only managed to put 4gb RAM in the VM. Do you know if I can increase this? I couldnt hit 6GB for some reason. Not sure how much esxi forces me to reserve for it but Im not really planning on doing anything else then xpenology on this device for now.. Its my offsite backup server.
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    NVMe cache support

    I have now tried everything I can I belivie. On baremetal. my motherboard: MSI B250i Pro , has the latest BIOS. NVMe drive is recognized in the BIOS but nowhere to be seen in DSM. Not even when trying to add cache drives. So I belivie my only option is to use ESXi to get the m2 disk in use. I have no own knowledge in ESXi. Right now I just run baremetal on my own built hardware. How long is the learning curve to get started with ESXi and what exactly will the difference be for me compared to running a baremetal. Will I notice and difference at all once its setup? Is there any limitations compared to baremetal, or any disadvantages? Will my storagepool follow or do I need to start everything from scratch? Thank you!
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    NVMe cache support

    Hi. It is compatible for sure as Ive read many on reddit that use it. I dont know with driver issue.. Im pretty sure I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard: MSI B250I pro. What else could I do? It shows up in BIOS so its read by the motherboard at least.. Except for this I have no idea what to do...?
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    NVMe cache support

    Thank you mate! IIm not that knowledgeable about these things so Im not 100% sure what it means to run ESXi tbh.. Maybe I can find out more about this option if the barebone doesnt work. But about this barebone setup. It is detected by my BIOS that I have the NVMe cache drive connected to the motherboard. But when I go in to DSM and go in to cache drive and click "ADD", it only shows me the regular SATA SSD and not the NVMe SSD. This is my problem at the moment as my plan was to use the NVMe disk as cache and the SATA SSD as a storage disk.
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    NVMe cache support

    One of you experts please if u know comment for me.. I input my 500GB samsung 970 EVO in my motherboard thinking it would work.. Its such a pain because I had to unscrew my entire m-itx box and the motherboard to get to the slot underneath the motherboard.. And now I put the m2 disk there.. Now it wont work as cache drive? Can I do anything with it? Or do I have to either leave it there and hope for future compatibility or unscrew everythign again, remove it and sell it on 2nd hand market? Im running on barbone 918+ latets loader latest firmware updates for synology.. Thank you! @flyride
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    NVMe cache support

    Wait a minute.. Doesnt NVMe cache work with xpenology? I just put in a samsung 970 evo in the m.2 slot to use as read cache. But it is not detected in DSM. I have latest loader, latest DSM version and 918+ I thought this would work all along... Because it do work on a real 918+ right? I also put in a SSD that I wanted to use as a single volume. However that one pops up when I want to create cache drive. I thought u couldnt create cache drives with normal SATA SSD's?
  7. Hi, Im a noob at PCI-E SAS/SATA expander cards. When looking at the good ones from LSI in this list: http://xpenology.me/compatible/ there is very few options. I can only buy those LSI cards in that list or will other work as well? I need something that has some internal and some external ports, not just 8internal or so like in the list. Is it possible to request this for a specific card I might buy here? For DS918+ DSM 6.2.1 (latest) Thanks and sorry if post is wrong..
  8. Hi, I have a custom built XPEnology with the latest version of everything: DS918+ , loader 1.04b, DSM 6.2.1-23824 Update 1 Im planning to buy a PCI-e card for extending with 4 Sata6 ports to be able to put 2 HDD's and 2 SSD's more in my RAID system (or maybe the SSD's for cache). My motherboard is already maxed out on sata connections. So what cards will actually work with drivers and whatnot..? can you recommend some good cards with good reliability? I have no own experience with these cards and have no idea what to look for. Thanks!
  9. - Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: Fresh install of DSM 6.2.1-23824 -> Update 1 - Loader version and model: Jun's LOADER v1.04b - DS918+ - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: BAREMETAL - Intel G4560 on a MSI B250-i Pro motherboard. It uses ethernet adapter: Realtek RTL8111H - Additional comments: Used the Xpenology tool found on the forum for mostly everything and just following the tutorial: install/migrate DSM 5.2 to 6.1.x (Jun's loader).
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    GOT IT WORKING!! Finally.. only took me like 12 hours! lol... Thanks for the help m8
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Thank you! Now Ive looked around for the tutorials as it was a long time ago I did this first time. I really can not find a good tutorial for a fresh install of this version DSM and 918+. Do you know what tutorial i should follow? thanks EDIT: I guess I can just follow the Tutorial: Install/Migrate DSM 5.2 to 6.1.x (Jun's loader) But use load 1.04b and download the latest DSM from synology website. However I dont know how to get serial number for 918+
  12. Hi, Im trying this software to try update to 6.2.1-23824-1 with DS918+ But I cant find the serial generator for DS918+ only DS916+ ? Its not supported or its the same?
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Hi! Thanks so much for answering. Im right now in the process of doing this so I just sat by the laptop for 20mins waiting for your answer Thanks! It is enough for me to just unplug my 3 drives I have right now in a RAID-5 config, and it will be untouched by any errors that might occur right..? And if everything goes successfull I can just ******* down the NAS and plug them in again and it is ready to go with my old volume working? If unsuccessful I can just put the old USB back with the loader etc that Im running right now and plug the disks back and its back to this state at the moment..? Edit: also my CPU is 7th gen kaby lake if Im not mistaken. Its a intel g4560 . So not ivy Bridge. So it should be compatible with the DS918+, just the ethernet controller that I need to hope for right?
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    So what exactly determines if hardware support is good for ds918? is it just CPU and NIC card on the motherboard? I have a intel g4560 and MSI B250I-Pro which has the Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN controller I guess it will fail because not an intel ethernet controller?
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    DSM 6.2 Loader

    I hope its fine to post question here as I see others do it. I currently have older version baremetal: DSM 6.0.2-8451 Update 8 DS3615xs I would like to update to a newer version. Would this loader work for me with the newest official software? Hardware is: Intel® Pentium® Processor G4560 MSI H110I PRO Intel H110 Corsair ValueSelect DDR4-2133 DIMM CL15 Single 8GB No cache disks 4 HDD's in RAID-5 but planning on adding a few more disks eventually. Maybe total of 6 in near future. Will this work you think? Thanks!