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  1. As mentioned in the FAQ, the XPE community discourages using genuine sn and macs as its a breach of Synologys terms of use. Also, its known that all syno installations (real or XPE) regularly 'phone home' to various synology servers so its possible that calls from two different external IP addresses from 'the same' device might be an issue, just what I wouldnt know, but most probably if your friend is using quick connect it could be.
  2. you should be able to login to the console as 'root' and 'your admin pw' to check the files and or if you have telnet enabled use winscp to check directories, assuming the box has an ip address (pingable?) if you have a spare hdd then disconnect your raid, boot with that connected and install dsm with same station name/admin pw but no volume, on reboot check for same errors (dodgy usb, try a new one?) but if the clean dsm works ok then leave that hdd attached to channel 1, reconnect other drives and boot, the 'good' system partition on channel 1 should repair the array disks you can then disconnect spare hdd etc. maybe look at updating to 6.1/6.2 as well
  3. If by 'backup' you mean you just want a NAS to act as an rsync or hyper backup target, the I'd go for the lowest power compatible setup. Looking at your parts list some of the mobos seem to be embedded cpu, that might be a start, but maybe do a hardware test with your chosen DSM version, for nic and sata controllers working, then go from there
  4. Seeing as it shuts down with 2 ssd, maybe there is some weird issue where the temp sensor is combining the values both drives are reporting and if SSD1 temp + SSD2 temp > trigger point then shutdown? No idea where that value might be in XPE/DSM but maybe worth investigating. also, have you thought about some monitoring via an SNMP app (eg Paessler PRTG), you can get a lot of drive/device stats through the syno built in mibs and standard device mibs with that app, might give you some extra data to help diagnose.
  5. There are several threads on downgrading from a failed upgrade, can be done by editing various config files and migrating, or (my favourite method and easier imho) is to build a clean XPE/DSM install on a spare hdd and allow that drive to 'repair' the system, here is one thread with the process
  6. sbv3000

    Question on disks

    Try booting with just the 3 raid drives and see what happens, if ok check volumes and system partitions are ok in storage manager. If the system is stable, then power off and reconnect the additional drive. Also, check the sata channel the additional drive is on and make sure it is not the lowest/first sata port.
  7. Have you tested with the controller in non-raid/jbod/IT mode etc and using the Syno softraid? You might be adding an overhead by using hardware raid and software raid. You could also try disabling the controller cache.
  8. Have you tried a linux install of say Mint or Ubuntu VMs to see how that o/s behaves? If its the same then might point to a DSM/VMM graphics issue. Looking at the spec of your system, I'd have thought you would make better use of the setup with ESXi and VMs of DSM, W10 etc.
  9. I would check the resources being used by the nics (irqs etc) and see if they are also shared with other devices like the usb3, serial ports etc, then disable the other devices. also I'd try a grub setting where the set mac is 'blank' for the four nics. maybe also disconnect the 'working' ports cables and use a packet sniffer to see if you are getting dhcp requests on the others
  10. It's probably a licence verification issue with xpe/DSM, serial no and MAC address and the syno servers, I suspect the network timeout is the syno servers rejecting the authentication but not sending a 'friendly' message (why should it)
  11. True, but hikvision provide software to convert 'their' format to avi or standard MP4. Also, vlc plays hikvision files downloaded from a nvr or direct from a NAS hard drive. I have a setup with xpe/DSM NAS, ip cams/nvr with smb write record files to the NAS. Accessing the share you can download a record file (250mb chunks) and play/edit etc. The hik ivms app can manage this.
  12. Have a read of this thread about the maximum physical drives (versus a background config change), I dont think there is a more recent update and this has been cracked
  13. any of the 'cheap' 4 port controllers from syba (based on marvell chipset) work ok without extra drivers. I'm using one in a 6 hdd system j3455 (2 on board + 4 syba) as my production box, work fine and stable with 6.1 and 6.2
  14. The best answer is 'No' because using real syno serial and mac is a misuse of their servers and T&Cs and its not recommended by the community (see the faq). I've also seen threads where people HAVE used real S/N & MAC on their XPE boxes but Surveillance licences wont install anyway, perhaps there are other 'checks' that these licences make for real hardware? Looking at the price of surveillance licences, £200 for 4 add on seems really expensive to me, I would just get one of these plus a hard drive, connect your IP cameras and done
  15. I'd have thought that the performance of a real syno box and an xpe build of the same spec should be pretty similar, but that aside, I don't think its a fair comparison. I think people who buy a real syno box are doing so because they want a 'simple' integrated NAS solution, hardware and warranty support and a good feature set. Not everyone has the skills to setup an XPE/DSM system especially when they run in to compatibility problems. I run real syno, XPE/DSM, xigmanas and openmedia vault systems. Xigmanas is the probably the 'fastest', but most complicated to setup, OMV next, XPE/DSM next. Like you I prefer the DSM interface and features so 'put up' with the reduced performance from what I know I could probably have. I'm just grateful for the Devs that have made XPE/DSM a possibility, if that comes to an end then then its another solution - something not faced with a real syno box.