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  1. What an excellent idea! I wish synology would add this to base DSM for my real 1815+ !!!
  2. While I am primarily a windows guy, I got rid of all my perminent windows servers when I started using xpenology. I occasionally have a linux server running as well, but my full time install is always the xpenology system. It just makes all those complications go away. I also own a real synology, but my xpenology system is so much faster and expandible that I have delegated to backup / redundancy related tasks.
  3. If you are willing to buy a plex pass you can use hardware transcoding. hardware transcoding gives a much better over all experience, and while not perfect, it is still definately the way to go. assuming you have a plexpass -do not use a 9xxxx series CPU, they hw transcoding driver in xpenology will not support this CPU. The most recent series it supports is the 8xxx series. In my mind the perfect budget plex server CPU is the i3-8100 quad. for something with a bit more juice look for a i3-8350K (400Mhz faster.) ignore everything from there on up till you get to the 8700k. Why? because Xpenology does not support turbo boost. since your CPU will only ever run at its base frequency (or lower if power saving states are enabled) all these CPUs with middle range base frequency and good turbo frequency are basically a waste. The i3's are fine because they do not support turbo. The 8700K is fine becuase it have a high base frequency and 6 cores. use the 918+ xpenology build, I set my serial number, but don't bother with setting the MAC values. I just moved from a 4xxx haswell (like yours) to an i3-8100 to get a wider range of supported hardware transcoding. It does make a difference, but its not like the haswell support isnt still helpful.
  4. Port multipliers will allow you to connect multiple HDD to each Sata port. That's not what you will be doing here. You are natively hooking a single HDD to each Sata port on these cards. as long as the chipset itself is supported, you will be fine.
  5. I don't think most of the serial number/mac advice is required for plex hardware assisted transcoding. You likely need it for the bundled apps, but not for plex. Also, 100% CPU usage is not an issue with Plex. It will work hard, 100%, to transcode till the buffer is full, then it will drop and throttle. This is expected plex behaviour for software transcode.
  6. The outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL DSM version prior to update: DSM 6.2.1-23824U6 Loader version and model: Jun v1.04b - DS918 Using custom extra.lzma: NO Installation type: BAREMETAL - ASUS Prime Z390-A - i3-8100 64GB Intel 10GbE NIC Additional comments: I was not sure if it would work, so I added a spare disk, turned off, disconnected all but new disk, turned on, upgraded to 6.22, restarted confirmed working, turned off, reconnected all disks, turned on, repaired failed system partition, restarted, 100% OK!
  7. mervincm

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    HP NICs built with Intel chipsets seem to work for me. Some HP NICs use Broadcom / Qlogic, and those are not likely to work.
  8. you can boot from a USB connected SSD, not from a sata connected ssd
  9. 1 x Giga PHY Intel® I219V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT Nice to have both models of intel NIC so if you have the issue with i219, the i211 should still work! Have you tested to see if the turbo mode works? if not you are only getting 3.6GHz Agree with the USB header to hide the boot stick I would run the 918i so you can use hw transcoding it works so much better. 10GigE is so nice when you are moving big files around, doing backups etc. highly recommend it!!
  10. this was an error. I have 6.21-23824U6 my systemboard NIC is disabled, and I only have a single fiber to my dual port NIC I used the 2 synology MAC in the guide
  11. How can I help you out? I can send you a copy of a log or a config file?
  12. my main tip is when you have CPU like those, you don't need jumbo frames. From my PC (NVME SSD) to my Xpenology (6x Seagate iron wolf 7200RPM) I occasionally see spikes over 1GB per sec (windows file copy reported speed.) and often sustained transfers over 800-900MB/sec. The #1 performance issue once you get to 10gbe when if having enough disks that are quiet enough to dedicate themselves to the read / write you are performing. Even a tiny bit of other activity drops my read/write speeds into 400-600 range I started with a 1 gigE nic, then installed the 10G card later, so I am not 100% sure if it would have worked from the start, but I see no reason why it would not have worked.
  13. Yup, I have a lot of spare gear to test with. After being down trying to get the 9600K CPU hw transcoding working, I am enjoying a nice stable working system for a while I am hoping the drivers get updated to work with the 9600K CPU, and that the turbo mode issue is resolved at some point, but till then, the i3-8100 is working remarkably well.
  14. Yes the 10g works bare metal and no I didn’t have to add a driver. I am on 1.04b 918+ 5.21 with hardware transcoding working for plex on 390z chipset and i3-8100 cpu I have not yet tried the 6.22