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  1. Platform: ASRock J4105-ITX Loader: Jun's v1.02b DS916+ DSM: DSM 6.1.7-15284 LAN: Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit SATA3: 2x Intel via chipset, 2x ASMedia ASM1061 (hot plugging supported on all ports) Comments: This is the Gemini Lake update of the ITX motherboard ASRock has been selling for years, and it runs XPEnology baremetal without special configs or drivers. Pros: 4x 2.4 Ghz cores and up to 32GB RAM (ignore the manual's 8GB limit). Hardware-accelerated video (Intel UHD 600) and AES-NI hardware encryption. On-board WiFi option. Only con is lack of expansion - only one PCI 2.0x1 slot. This board is basically a DS918+ with double the L2 cache and higher clocks. Can't go wrong for $85 USD if you want to build a simple 4-bay Plex-able XPEnology NAS.
  2. ASRock J4205-ITX

    Just built a machine with the latest Gemini Lake rev of this board, J4105-ITX. It works perfectly baremetal, no drivers required. A pretty nice XPEnology setup for a 4-bay NAS, 4x 2.5Ghz cores and 4 SATA ports for $85 USD. Expandable to 32GB RAM (ignore the false 8GB limit in the manual).
  3. Z370 chipset and new i5 8th gen compatibility?

    I'm using a Kaby Lake Xeon on C236 chipset, and it works fine on both baremetal and with ESXi. Given that CFL is basically Kaby Lake and Z370 is basically Z270, I can't imagine you would have trouble.
  4. Change synoboot.img (syslinux.cfg), how?

    It would have to be a SN/MAC from a DS3615XS+ and not have been used by anyone else prior. Also, see this: https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/9392-general-faq/?do=findComment&comment=82390
  5. DSM 6.2 Beta

    I'd wait at least until the loader is released official, since there are other code bases that support 6.2, there should be a good demand for the trusty DS3615XS, although it has the 3.10 Linux kernel, not the 4.4 of DS918+.
  6. Move data from Synology to XPEnology

    Yes, you should be able to migrate. Have a backup. As a newbie to XPEnology installs, it would be useful for you to get another hard drive and do some test installation/migrations before you move forward on your production disks.
  7. DSM 6.2 Beta

    Verify you have a 6th gen Intel processor or later: Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Apollo Lake, Denverton, Gemini Lake. The current alpha loader is built on an Apollo Lake binary, so it may have some processor-specific instructions.
  8. Progress of 6.2 loader

    Cannot install on a drive on a secondary controller, but you probably knew that. Also tried subbing a secondary/alternate controller on a running system, which also did not work. The alpha tutorial indicates this, but the synoboot drive is not hidden (and you knew that too). At some point if there are things you'd like the community to test, please post. Bravo on a great alpha effort.
  9. Progress of 6.2 loader

    Installed fine on ESXi 6.5 on a Kaby Lake Xeon. Tried setting up a VMWare NVMe virtual disk, but DSM does not recognize it for SSD Cache. It can see it using the command line tools, however. It may be an issue with an enforced approved equipment compatibility list. Will poke around a bit and report back.
  10. SSD Cache compatible ssd

    Rereading the later posts - you did identify your drive as a mSATA drive. In any case, you should be able to use that (or any) drive as an SSD cache with ESXi by virtualizing the storage or physical RDM.
  11. SSD Cache compatible ssd

    You did not say what type of Kingston drive you were trying to use. If your drives are NVMe, they won't work on a baremetal installation. None of the currently supported XPEnology hardware options (DS3615xs, DS3617xs, DS916+) can support a NVMe drive. If you have a M.2 SATA drive, I'm pretty sure it would work. M2D17 only provides M.2 SATA interfaces, so it will probably also work (but don't try to install NVMe devices into it). Back to NVMe: I was able to make NVMe drives work under ESXi as physical RDM or virtualized (both options work). See https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/12391-nvme-optimization-baremetal-to-esxi-report/?do=findComment&comment=88690 If you install this way, you should be able to use an NVMe drive as a SSD cache. In my opinion, SSD cache is not worth the effort, expense or additional risk.
  12. M.2 with adapter

    I assume you mean NVMe and not mSATA. In any case, I've been able to get NVMe drives to work (in my case, U.2 interfaced drives, but they are the same to the system as M.2 NVMe) using ESXi and configuring the NVMe drives as physical RDM. I'm not aware of anyone getting NVMe to work in any other way as of yet. See https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/12391-nvme-optimization-baremetal-to-esxi-report/?do=findComment&comment=88690
  13. Progress of 6.2 loader

    Thank you, and congratulations. Is there a plan to update the reference hardware platform? I note that a new 6.2 feature (NFS 4.1 multipathing) unrelated to the processor instruction set is only available for DSx16 systems and newer.
  14. DSM 6.1.7-15284

    - Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: 6.1.6-15266 - Loader version and model: Jun's loader v1.02b - DS3615xs - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: ESXi 6.5.0 U1-7388607 - Additional comments: REBOOT REQUIRED / No issues with test VM upgrade or production VM with physical RDM and controller pass-through.
  15. I have no reason not to believe you yet the behavior you describe is consistent with it trying to boot from a Syno disk, which obviously won't work. sbv3000 has the next steps advice I would consider for myself, if I were in your shoes. However, how long are you waiting for the SATA detection to complete before giving up? Try waiting a LONG time to see if it finally times out. Just curious, what version of DSM was running on the DS410? As a last resort, you could take a spare drive, configure XPEnology, then once it is properly configured and booted, hot connect your DS410 drives. I'll have to look them up, but there are a few Syno CLI "magic commands" that will allow you to import your DS410 volume instead of migrating. Then you could repair your system partition to update DSM on the old drives. sbv3000's advice about a backup is paramount if you were to attempt to go this direction. The disks are partitioned as Linux partitions but you won't be able to mount them in Windows without additional software. What does "unreadable" mean? You can verify that the drive is working by looking at the partition table, which can be done using Windows Disk Manager.