Silvershark

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  1. I am using four 3TB Seagate Constellation Drives in a raid 10 array on my N40L. I am testing this over iscsi and a 10Gb network. I know my N40L is limited to SATA2 speeds and wondering if that's setting me back a bit.
  2. You are using onboard lan. That NIC is not supported. You either need to buy an intel nic or install 6.1
  3. Also wanted to let people know if you use "steam" or anything else that requires a "local disk" for installing applications/games just use the iscsi target on your NAS and the iscsi initiator on your windows box. I connected a 1TB iscsi drive for Games so I could install my game library within steam. Seems to be working well! I can finally get all these games off my local box and on my NAS! You can also setup iscsi target to allow multiple people to use the same target which could be beneficial if you have multiple people wanting to play games... You would want to create a seperate folder for each PC though because those files once in game would be locked. IE: iSCsi Target 1TB with a name of Games. Setup iScsi initator and attach the drive on PC1. Then create a folder called User1Games, User2Games,User3Games etc; depending how many PC's you have at home. Then when you go into steam you would make sure to load all the steam games from PC/User1 into USer1Games go to second PC, attch the drive and have their library installed/downloaded to User2Games etc etc. Works GREAT and with 10Gb of network bandwidth and SSD speeds game load times are awesome!
  4. Got everything setup. No complaints with speeds!
  5. Decided to just add a few more drives to my NAS since 3TB drives can be had fairly cheap and then plan to go raid 10 for fast read/writes. I don't need a ton of space and 6TB will be plenty for my use. Thanks again for those that responded.
  6. Agreed. I guess I should have stated more or less what I was intended my use for etc. I am not looking for ballz to the wall performance. 200MB/sec would be fine for what I do. Basically going to have a game share on NAS for computers using 1gb links for steam download repository, office installs blah blah. I will then have clients back up to NAS via 1gb ethernet links. Looking more for overhead and that's why I was thinking going 10Gb since multiple clients will access the same device and I don't want to peg the NIC on 1Gb at 100% at times. Then I will have a server that backs up to NAS with 10Gb card. I managed to find some cisco ethernet based transceivers and some hp multi-mode fiber transceivers laying around in a storage room. I went ahead and ordered some ConnectX2 cards (1 for server, 1 for NAS). I plan to connect the Server and NAS using a Direct Attached Copper cable for now. Once I get a switch I plan to use Multimode fiber transceivers and then connect that switch to the rest of my network. So basically phase 1 will be Server to NAS via DAC, phase two will be switch integrated and use fiber transceivers in NAS/Server and then uplink server to workstations as the rest of my house is currently only 1gb wired and I don't feel like running fiber in the middle of the winter.
  7. Thanks, I am very familiar with 10gb, LAG etc. I use it at work, I just didn't know what DSM specifically supported or people had tried and found worked. I have a bunch of SFP+/QSFP stuff at work along with a bunch of spare managed switches. I will look through our retired hardware and see what I can find. I may end up using SFP+ transcievers over fiber since we have tons of those laying around. Thanks again for the assistance!
  8. Last question. Does DSM support LAG? Couldn't one just buy a single 4 port 1gb NIC and LAG within DSM and get roughly 4Gb?
  9. 400-500Mbps would be fine. I plan to go 10g in the future and use the switch below eventually. The card I listed, is it supported by DSM 6.1? To test/start I would use a DAC cable and the network cards for now. So something like this below? QSFP suppoorts 40gb, where SFP+ only supports 10GB. So for around $50 I could run 40gbe with QFSP? Does DSM support Mellanox XConnect-2 thats QSFP? Network Card (2), one for my NAS and one for my PC. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mellanox-ConnectX-2-VPI-Dual-Port-Networking-Card-MHRH2A-XSR/372582936866?epid=0&hash=item56bfac7122:g:dPMAAOSw411cUHAe DAC Cable https://www.amazon.com/10Gtek-QSFP-H40G-CU1M-Direct-Attach-Passive-1-Meter/dp/B00SIV6PCU/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=qsfp%2B%2Bcable&qid=1576444545&s=electronics&sr=1-3&th=1 Switch https://www.amazon.com/MikroTik-CRS305-1G-4S-Gigabit-Ethernet-RouterOS/dp/B07LFKGP1L/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=10g+switch&qid=1576437812&sr=8-6 I guess I need a half height card for the N40L as it does not accept full height cards.
  10. Curious if anyone was running SSD's in their NAS yet and if so any ideas on read/writes? With the longevity of SSD I am contemplating using 4 1tb SSD's in raid 0 and storing all my games there for speed. I get i will not have any redundancy, but not a big deal as I can just re-download. I am mainly wanting to store all my games on a fast Raid NAS array and then access them using my 1gb ethernet adapter. Basically I would map Z: to \\NAS01\Games Anyone done this yet or doing this with spindle drives?
  11. Figured it out. I disabled C1E within bios and all is working now.
  12. I bought another N40L and I can't seem to get 3615xs installed and working. I did the PID/VID serial and mac. It boots and all looks ok via monitor but never shows up on the network. I downloaded an old 3612xs build and when I boot to that image I can see it almost immediately when it boots so I know network card is good and different version works etc. I just do not have a good .pat file for 3612xs to get synology installed that route. Any ideas why 3615xs would boot and not be seen via network? I am using stock bios and DS3615xs 6.1 Jun's Mod V1.02b (MBR_Genesys).img
  13. I am using the 3615xs boot loader and its working fine but I want to try and migrate to 918 with 1.04b boot loader if possible. Has anyone attempted this yet? Jun's Loader v1.04b DS918+ synoboot-ds918.zip | 20.9 MB | MD5 = 5a5303a154d907b4adf99dfd201769e4 https://mega.nz/#!Cd5RTCCL!VeQkSwEjTG0USuBi4qvJlsyAwRUhC9-o8Zvna5QH2aM