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  1. Hi All, Having sleep issues, what am I missing?? Primary NAS is MB: MSI H170m-Pro-vdh CPU: i5-6500 16 GB DDR4 RAM DS918+ DSM 6.2.3-25426 It will do HDD hibernate fine, and auto-shutdown, and a power schedule shutdown/wakeup just fine. Shutdown or restart through DSM interface is fine also. But no luck with Wake-on-LAN. If it shuts down, I need to press the power button to start, or wait til the scheduled wakeup. I've set the MAC address in config to match the real BIOS MAC address. Do I just need to get an intel NIC (MB network is realtek)? Are there key BIOS settings I should be going for (have enable WOL) Backup NAS is older- Lenovo ThinkCentre M71e CPU: i5-2500 8 GB DDR3 RAM DS3517xs DSM 6.1.7-15284 Update 3 No legacy BIOS option It will do HDD hibernate fine and auto-shutdown No schedule wakeup, no shutdown or restart through DSM interface, no WOL. Only way to power off is physically hold the button, although if I do "shutdown" through the interface at least I don't get hard drive messages after startup (compared to no "shutdown" and pure button-hold). Mobo NIC is also Realtek. MAC address for DSM matches real BIOS MAC. In all other aspects both boxes are good - transfer speeds are full gigabit generally, they talk to each other etc. I've not done any VID or PID settings and don't understand if/why to go there. Any tips?
  2. Thanks Flyride, much appreciated for the comments. Sounds like snapshot replication (offsite) and cloud backup (docs) will be the keys for me. Congrats on reaching 1,000 posts too, yourself and the various gurus are very generous with your time & expertise.
  3. Hi all, Very new to Xpenology & NAS storage overall, am hoping I can get some feedback on my backup/redundancy plan. Also hoping I'm posting in the right area. We're a 4 member household, multiple pcs & macs, mobile phones etc. At this stage I've got 1.5TB of files on the NAS but seems to be growing (I'm sure that's happened to others lol) Concept is shown below, essentially: Iphones can be backed up to NAS periodically, and photos automatically captured to NAS folders using DS file (photo sync function, works for Android also). I've not tried the other photo app but DS file is working well Family members can sync personal file folders to the NAS with Drive client (or just stash stuff on the NAS) NAS is running snapshots every hour, with advanced retention policy 9days/weeks/months/year) I'm syncing the NAS contents to a hot-swap HDD for on-site duplication Thinking of cloud sync to Onedrive (family account offers 6TB for $129 AU pa including Office apps, similar to what I'm paying for Sugarsync 500GB!!) Snapshot replication offsite to 2nd NAS, which I can house at my office My thinking is: Family stuff is safer on the NAS in terms of drive failure, I want the cloud sync because I'm a noob and don't yet trust myself/my XPE boxes, and the snapshot replication to 2nd NAS is pretty cool but also allows fast recovery if something dies elsewhere in the structure. Any holes or suggestions to do things more simply? Thanks in advance
  4. Well it wasn't the cables but it was something simple....Realtek drivers on the Windows 10 PC. Windows would only give me the 2015 drivers. Manually updated as described here, now full 111-112 MB/s read and write with large files as well as large folders of small files. Such a rookie error, bit embarrassed!
  5. Thanks, no luck with cable changes, tried a bunch. I've ordered an intel NIC which is coming from china, but would be keen to get the onboard Realtek adapter working - for this motherboard I gather it's Realtek RTL8111H I've read posts about adding or updating "extra.lzma" but the process is over my head - is there a noobs guide to how to get this onto the USB boot stick?
  6. Appreciate the replies guys, sadly the results were for large files (4+ GB movies) as well as folders of small files. I used windows file explorer as well a Free File Sync. I’m really thinking its the NIC, can hopefully get my hands on something to test the theory. Did read something about updating drivers but was way over my head. If the borrowed NIC works out then I can either buy one or further investigate the driver angle
  7. And a separate 1.5TB simple drive similar - guess I'll be trying an intel NIC...
  8. No change after BIOS update
  9. Hi folks, noob to XPEnology here but *mostly* going ok so far. I'm finding write speed is slower than expected. Read is constant 110MB/s or so, for large files and folders of smaller files. However write speed is around 85MB/s at best. Wondering if there is something different I should be doing with hardware or settings to get full Gigabit saturation? Not a terrible speed by any means but others reporting 110MB write speed gives me FOMO! Hardware is H170M pro-VDH motherboard i6500 CPU DS918+ 6.2.3-25426 16GB DDR4 RAM 2 x Toshiba MG05ACA800E 8TB drives in SHR Storage Pool I've noted the NIC is Realtek, but figure the read speed is a good sign for the NIC, cables and network. I haven't personally updated the BIOS so will try that soon. Any other thoughts on ideas to try??
  10. Thanks all, install went fine, now to get the basics sorted...
  11. Follow up question - in the event that I later want to add a 3rd HDD (same or different size) would it make sense to enable SHR? And is something I must choose at the start (as opposed to a later date when storage is starting to fill up)?
  12. Awesome, thanks so much. 918+/6.2.3 it is
  13. Hey all, very new to DIY NAS and XPEnology, hope my plan makes sense. Am looking to migrate family files out of wife's desktop into standalone NAS. Add in backups of PCs, phones etc. Plus Plex server (not a lot of transcoding but nice to have the option) Currently only 1TB of files so not massive. The storage was on twin 8TB HDDs with a LSI RAID card (which started getting flaky) Planned hardware is: i5-6500 CPU MSI H170 motherboard (6 SATA ports, 4xDDR4 ram slots 2x8GB RAM @3200MHz (not that it will run that fast) 2x8TB HDDs Circa 550 watt PSU I have a couple of small spare SSDs floating around, if they serve a purpose? Maybe chuck in a 5yo graphics card if there's a point to that also So my questions are: Hardware sound ok? What DSM version should I be looking at? eg DS918+ vs 3617xs? Updates - I've noted all the warnings, do I give the latest a crack since I'm starting from a blank slate, or stick with an earlier version? Thanks in advance for any advice!