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  1. HP N54L and XPEnology: questions before buying

    Thank you spammy for your reply. About transcoding: yes, I think that is better to see the client side. My Samsung TV perhaps can do the job without problem, I must check. So at this point for me these questions remain unanswered. 1) The CPU of the N54L can not transcode 1080p video. Can a dedicated GPU help? 2) About RAM: more memory helps or not? ECC is reccomended or with XPEnology doesn't matter? 3) Re-installtion and/or upgrading XPEnology is generally possible WITHOUT data loss?
  2. HP N54L and XPEnology: questions before buying

    Thank you for your answer! I expected it to be so. I think that is not possible (and certainly not affordable) change the CPU in the N54L, but is not easy to find another hardware solution at the same price. Any suggestion? EDIT Is it possible to use a better GPU to allow XPEnology to transcode HD video via mediaserver (not via the HDMI output)? And about ram? 4Gb is enough or is it better to increase? Ok, so you reccomend the non ESXi installation. This solution implies a complete control of the hardware? No chance to try now: I have not bought anything yet! Mmm, but reinstallation does not imply a loss of all data on the disk where the DSM is? It is not so easy to make a backup of all files if the disc is very large ...
  3. Hi to everyone! I'm new here and I'm really excited about XPEnology and I hope that this project can help me for my new NAS. My idea is to buy a HP N54L and install XPEnology but I have many doubts about it and I hope someone will help me to answer those questions before purchasing. 1) About the hardware I see that several people use the N54L with XPEnology without serious problem, but I have 2 questions about it. First: the CPU can or not transcode HD video when this microserver is used with XPEnology and an DLNA software? I can't find final words about this. Second: some people replace the ram. This is crucial point in performance? More ram is better? And what about ECC ram? I read a lot about this type of memory and other software (FreeNas) where this seems to be essential... 2) About XPEnology installation If I understand, there is 2 way to install XPEnology on a pc: using virtualization (ESXi) and directly on hardware (non ESXi), but still I don't understand which is better. For me the point is: which can handle better the hardware? I'm not sure that ESXi can interact correctly with the hardware (or not?), but I don't know if non ESXi installation can. What about S.M.A.R.T. monitoring system, disk hibernation and so on? 3) Software updates If I understand correctly, with non EXSi installation a USB pendrive is needed for booting system and a hard-drive must be used for DSM. This hard drive is formatted during installation and the disk space can be used for files storage. My doubts: there is a realistic possibility incase of updates that the stored files are lost? It is better to dedicate an hard disk only for DSM? For ESXi installation there are similar problems? 4) Rebooting Often in my house electricity fails but now I do not have the opportunity to purchase an UPS. There is many problems (losing data) in rebooting the system? I hoping someone can help me! Many thanks!