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  1. Need help: I'm anxiously awaiting a 3 TB WD Red drive to be delivered to start my XPenology NAS box. I have an actual S/N for a DS2415+ box that I'm looking to simulate. However, don't know what loader, etc. I need. What loader do I need? Where do I get it? How do I put it on the Verbatim 16 GB low profile USB drive? Where do I get the PAT (??) file to load onto the drive? How do I load it onto the drive? Do I need to do anything to make sure it sees all 12 SATA ports on my ASROCK Rack C2550D4I motherboard? I'm using a Fractal Design Node 804 case with a ASROCK Rack C2550D4I motherboard. The case & motherboard is capable of having 12 total drives. This is what I'm wanting to accomplish with a NAS (build): 1.) Start off with a drive and be able to increase/expand the storage space without having to move all of the data off of the drive(s). 2.) Able to change to a SHR1 when I have 3 drives and then a SHR2 (able to lose 2 drives) when I have 4 drives, without having to move/lose data as more drives are added. Stream media to media devices, but restrict access to other folders/files. 3.) Access NAS from outside home network to download/upload like My Cloud has with a couple of their pre-built NAS's. 4.) Allow streaming of media files only (in music or movie folder) to others using a URL, username & password. 5.) Have iTunes running to access Home Sharing of iTunes library within home network. 6.) Be able to utilize UPS software and shut down when UPS battery depletes (to prevent hard shutdowns from power losses). 7.) Be able to power/reboot from a remote location. 8.) Sync selected folders to a cloud drive &/or another NAS. 9.) Back up/copy all computer OS, programs, settings, etc. to store in a secure location/partition, etc in case needed to restore to a new drive. 10.) Weekly backup of all computers, keeping about 4 consecutive backups before the older one is deleted. 11.) Real time backup/sync (to use between backups to retrieve files if needed). Also, do you know if it's possible to somehow link/make a shortcut to other NAS's (ie: be able to link other NAS to be able to access them through this build as a link). Do you know if Xpenology (or even Synology) has any or even all of these capabilities. I'm wanting to transfer all files to a DIY NAS that I can expand/add drive space when finances permits, that has a 2 disc redundancy and files that I don't have on physical media that sync/backup to a cloud drive or to another NAS build. Currently I have these items for a DIY build: Fractal Design Node 804 case ASRock QC5000-ITX motherboard Startech.com PEXSAT34RH (RAID card) Silverstone Strider Essential 80 Plus Gold SST-ST50F-ESG power supply Thanks in advance.
  2. Hi everyone, my name's John. I'm new to XPenology and looking to build my own. The parts I currently have are: Case: Fractal Design Node 804 Motherboard: ASRock Rack Mini ITX DDR3 1333 C2550D4I RAM: Kingston PC3-12800 4 GB (2 x 2 GB sticks) DIMM 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX) Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential Series 500 W 80+ Gold (SST-ST50F-ESG) Thumb Drive: Verbatim Store 'n Stay 16 GB Nano USB 3.0 thumb drive Other than drives, are these parts sufficient for a XPenology DIY build? If so, what steps do I need to finish building (I've seen a few videos that say go to XPenology.me and others say to go to synology.com for the pat file)? DIY NAS Objectives: 1.) Able to add drives or larger drives to increase drive size without having to move data off then back on or losing data (i.e.: start off with 3 drives and be able to add drives and changing the RAID from a SHR1 to a SHR2 configuration to have up to 2 drive redundancy without moving or losing data) 2.) Remote access from outside network for uploading/downloading/streaming to computer/android/ or ios device 3.) Assign users and passwords on a URL connection to share media without allowing downloading of media files (i.e.: video files, music files - with a possible log of when user logged in/files accessed, etc.) 4.) Media streaming to computers/PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One/Boxee Box/etc. without access to other folders and files 5.) iTunes server - run iTunes in the background to allow home sharing within the home network 6.) Issues or errors notified via text/email 7.) Access via IOS app like My Cloud 8.) Use a UPS for the NAS build and have it shut down once battery has depleted 9.) Sync selected files/folders to a cloud drive or to another NAS 10.) Automatic weekly backup of all computers - keeping the last 5 backups before the oldest one rolls off 11.) A copy of each computers OS set up with all programs and settings for restoring to a new drive if needed 12.) Real time backup/sync of each computer Also, can a link be set up to access another NAS devices on the same network? Also can the NAS build be mapped on a Windows computer to act like a locally connected drive within my home network or outside of my home network and connected to the internet? Thanks, John
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