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About SteinerKD

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  1. DSM 6.x.x Loader

    Haha, if you check the comments under that video me and him are having a few discussions.
  2. Looking for SATA controller card for baremetal

    Thank you for the suggestion, but the case I'm building the NAS in already have 9 3.5" bays and I'm also getting a 3x5.25 to 5x3.5" IcyDock HD cage to add to it (So room to fill 2 HBA cards in the end for some expand-ability), will have 6*4TB and 2*3TB disks to throw at it for now.
  3. Looking for SATA controller card for baremetal

    These were old PCIe 1.0 cards, one was Fujitsu branded, the other OEM. I think one of them might be using a LSI chip on it, neither had more than 4 internal ports and I want a card with 8 internal ports. If I get them I might give them out for free here I guess, but for myself I will go with the mentioned LSI card.
  4. Looking for SATA controller card for baremetal

    I'm picking up a LSI 9207-8i today (PCIe 3.0 SATA III/SAS 2 x8 ports). I was offered a few SAS HBAs by a tech friend but they were all SATA II only (one 4i/4e and one 8i)
  5. I've gone through a number of upgrades with no issues due to changed config as long as I don't go over 26 drives, just have to remember to edit both the one in /etc and /etc.defaults (or am I wrong about that? Seems to have worked for me). I bow to your greater expertise here but still think that just editing the /etc located config to see if it had made any difference could be worth a try (but by now the damage is likely already done). My guess is he added a 8 port HBA to a motherboard with 6 or more SATA ports natively which will immediately take the port count above 12.
  6. Looking for SATA controller card for baremetal

    What IG-88 said, driver compatibility is better than top speed, especially if you're on a budget. Anyway, my original numbers were way off (SORRY) as a single lane PCIe 2 is capable of 5 Gbit/s or about 500 MB/s. A single SATA III HD works at 100-150 MB/s or so so this card should not bottleneck you in any significant way. And I agree with you, an up to date hardware and driver support list would be super nice.
  7. Looking for SATA controller card for baremetal

    88SE9235 Supports slightly better bandwidth. Basically as booth are PCIe 2.0 cards the 15 version supports 2.5Gbit/s transfer between the card and computer and the 35 version 5 GBit/s so will be a bottleneck if you use 4 SATA3 disks (4*6 Gbit = 24 theoretical GBit/s).
  8. Looking for SATA controller card for baremetal

    Yes, it's listed on the compatible list at (look for the chipset number 88SE92ХХ on page 2 of "SATA / SAS / SCSI Adapters"
  9. While the real 3615 might only support 12 drives XPEnology supports 26 drives with a simple config edit. You might try changing the support for more drives and see if it saves anything. Here's one guide, plenty more if you Google. Hope it helps!
  10. Looking for SATA controller card for baremetal

    You can grab the LSI 9207-8i HBA cheap off eBay. 8 SATA/SAS 6GB ports on a PCIe 3.0 x8 card. (Not to be confused with the 9211-8i which is a raid card and need to be flashed to IT mode, and it's PCIe 2.0)
  11. Xpenology + Esxi add drives

    I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here. Why did you create datastores on each individual drive? The logical route would be to add the disks or pass them through to the XPEnology VM, create the RAID 5 volume, make it iSCSI (Or NFS if you prefer) and use that shared volume to create a datastore on.
  12. DSM 6.x.x Loader

    I have run the latest XPEnology DSM/bootloader in ESXi with no problems. I just made a regular USB stick for installation and passed it through to the VM machine, then did a regular "bare metal" install of it. Just set the VM machine to boot into bios (UEFI) (and enable EFI), then in the virtual UEFI set the USB as boot device. Any particular problems you have? Specific errors?
  13. Booting/installing from non-EFI machine?

    Seems to have been an issue with the USB stick, used another one and it booted and installed just fine
  14. Hi! Playing around with an old computer that I had gathering dust. Just managed to boot it to Ubuntu so i know the USB stick and the computer is OK. My problem is it's an old non-EFI machine (Legacy BIOS only) and I can't seem to boot it with the boot ISOs I normally use (they are GPT images). Is there any way around this to get the machine to boot and install XPEnology? When I tried booting with my working XPEnology USB stick (that I made for my VM install of it) I got an grub error, unrecognized file system, and it failed to boot.
  15. Sounds very plausible and quite a lot as the theory I had and discussed a bit. Basically the system can handle batches of 26 (but it only uses batches of 24) drives, but (at least currently) there's no way to emulate chassis and assign ranges of disks outside of the default batch. But for now 24-26 should be stable and quite likely enough for most people.