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  1. Thank you both. I went with a m.2 E to mini PCI-E https://rb.gy/d7cw27. I am going to buy a miniPCI-E card with 2 or 4 sata slots and see how that works. I will update the thread,
  2. Hi, I have a 1.04/918+ install working very well on a AsRock J4105-ITX system. The board only has 4 SATA ports and one PCIx2 expansion slot. However, there is also an M.2 E-Key slot meant for Wifi/BT. My NAS is plugged in via ethernet and i will never use the M.2 slot for wifi. My question is whether anyone has used a M.2 E-key to miniPCI-E adapter? I would like to use that for SSD cache disk instead of using one of the 4 SATA ports.
  3. Hi, I had a few basic questions about how Xpenology works. Where is the USB boot drive equivalent in a Synology NAS? Is the boot information in an embedded disk? or is it in the hard drives themselves? In Xpenology, once the system has booted and is running, is there any active access to the USB boot flash drive? I wonder because, I worry about the life of the boot disk if there are constant reads/writes happening. Is it possible to set-up a back up USB boot disk that will kick in if the main USB stick fails? thank you
  4. Why does the 918+ install show 16 available slots when the real 918+ has only 4 bays? Is 16 the theoretical maximum using expansion bays?
  5. Looking for an update as well. Any one else try this? Looks like the OP disappeared.
  6. If I understood the process correctly, going back to the original image would mean that I have to install DSM/migrate the install. It is not a drop-in transparent back-up. If that is correct, can I shut down my NAS, pull out the boot USB drive and make a couple of clones so that I can plug in and pretend like nothing happened if current stick fails for whatever reason?
  7. Can I also use this tool to make a back up copy of the boot USB stick from a functioning DSM installation?
  8. Hello, Looking for input as to whether upgrading from 16 GB to 32GB has any significant advantages? Use case: Standard NAS for 3 home computers - (2 Mac + 1 PC) Running a few Docker containers Plex transcoding is rare, but potential use as DVR storage for Silicon Dust HD tuner. Current setup: ASRock J4105 with 16GB stick, one empty memory slot. 4 HDD in SHR. Running 1.04/918+ Additionally - the intel specs say that J4105 can hand max of 8GB RAM. However DSM seems to recognize the 16GB stick. How can I know if DSM is capable of using the full installed RAM? Thank you.
  9. Thank you.This is critical info. Then it is good to have a back up of my stick so that if this drive fails, I can replace and bring the NAS online quickly.
  10. Thank you for the clarification. I assumed this was similar to FreeNAS and you could remove the USB once the install is done. My bad - not reading carefully enough. So, does the USB flash drive have to stay on the NAS for ever?
  11. Thank you, Thank you. Yes, that was all it took - the modules from IG-88. I'm in business !!!
  12. Thank you for your pointer. I will try that. I thought these files were for encoding/decoding video so I did not pay much attention.
  13. Hello noob here, I read through a lot of the posts and it looks like the J4105 board is mentioned a lot as having no issues with installing and running DSM. However, I am stuck and have no clue how to proceed. System Details: MB: ASRock J4105 RAM: 1x16GB stick HDD: Seagate 2x2TB. Loader: 1.04b (no extras) DSM - 6.2.3 (25426) for 918+ I am able to boot into the boot loader and I can see the machine using Synology Assistant. Further I am able to install DSM to completion until it triggers the reboot. However, when I remove the install USB stick and reboot the machine now goes into the ASRock UEFI BIOS and can't exit since it can't find a boot device. The Hard Drives are listed in the SATA list, but don't show up in the boot options. Tried moving around the drives to different SATA ports, re-installing/migrating DSM - nothing has helped. On a side note - I was able to install FreeNAS and boot up from the same setup, so I do not think it is a hardware failure. Is there something I am completely missing? Any help would be appreciated. thank you.