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  1. You may have answered your question yourself - it may be universal search causing the disks to spin up so it can check for updates. There is a syno forum post on disabling/minimising it running, also there may well be processes that run in memory that will call DSM system, so the disks spin up, have a look at the logs for any events that are same time as it happening
  2. NIC speed required for PMS streaming

    Do some research into '4K' streaming (as well as your other sources). 4K is generally the h265 codec, massively compressed and as a result bandwidth is lower than say a 1080p h264 stream - you just need to compare file sizes to see the difference. I have a smart network and monitoring and, for example, watching a 4K episode of Stranger Things, streamed from my NAS using Media Server, my switch and 4K TV were running at about 3mbit. You may be 'over thinking' the 4K and other demands and things may be ok.
  3. NIC speed required for PMS streaming

    here is a dumb suggestion, presuming that you dont have any network monitoring tools on your lan, and also presumes you have a 'fast' internet connection, say 20-40mbits 1) Run an Internet speed test (using 2 or 3 different test sites) from a PC connected direct to the router and no other traffic. Record the results 2) On each wireless device do the same speed tests - record the results - Repeat at different locations if you want to and with several devices testing at the same time If you compare the wired download speed to the wi fi one, the latter will give you an approximation of the bandwidth the wifi device is receiving at. I've done this a few times to 'prove' to clients why their wifi is s*it when compared to the paid for broadband. True its not exactly 'scientific', but is a visual aid
  4. I do that all the time with NFS and CIFS mounts (between Syno boxes) and it carries on as a background process once you log out. Check the logs to see if there was another issue, possibly with the remote mount server iif its non syno. It might need the authentication 'held open' ie web page active.
  5. NIC speed required for PMS streaming

    dont forget to take into account the performance of the client device, all streaming data is buffered to a degree and if the client can't handle the stream, network retries, buffering you might get stuttering. With wifi, also take into account distance to devices and topology, walls etc, real world you wont get anywhere near 100Mb. you could do some tests to see if you can see the difference between stream qualities, recode your library to bit rates/resolution that looks good on the screens you have.
  6. Server to DSM backup: your opinion

    same here, one stop shop to setup and control using DSM
  7. Server to DSM backup: your opinion

    I''ve used Duplicati for encrypted over the internet backups between devices, not Synology, but there is a third Syno party package, Source runs Duplicati, target setup as a WebDAV server, Of your two scenarios above 2) looks to me a 'better' approach.
  8. If you are not seeing the grub menu, just a flashing cursor, it sounds like your boot device is not recognised. The 6.1 loader is uefi and regular boot format so check the bios carefully to make sure its correctly set for the usb device. Also disable other boot devices, try a different usb port, and also check the usb device emulation in bios (hdd/fdd/removeable etc)
  9. from the syno archive
  10. Looks like the Fall Creators Update changed W10 behaviour - thanks @IG-88 for the tip
  11. Sounds like some form of corruption to DSM, but not enough to cause a system repair warning. There is a tutorial on how to access the DSM partitions here You could look at deleting them and reinstalling. Another approach (if you have a spare hdd) is with a 'clean install'; I've used this method to repair system partitions avoiding the ubuntu/mdadm process (because I am lazy ) 1) Disconnect your raid drives 2) Connect spare HDD to SATA port 1 3) Install DSM 5.2, create admin user and server name matching live system, DONT create volume/raid, update service packs 4) Shutdown, reconnect raid drives to SATA ports 2-n 5) Boot, login, repair system partitions on raid, shutdown 6) Remove spare HDD and reconnect raid drives to SATA ports 1-n 7) Boot, repair packages etc I've used this method several times and it works fine
  12. Install DSM on Intel® Desktop Board D510MO

    Looking at the spec the hardware should be ok, but it would help if you could describe more what you mean by 'no luck'. Are you seeing it boot ok but not found on lan, could be the nic. If its not booting then could be another issue, try debugging with a serial connection. But post any info in the meantime.
  13. Unpn Media Renderer

    It sounds like an interesting idea, have a search for media renderer on raspberry pi, there might be ways to setup the packages on XPE/DSM, or maybe just use a pi?
  14. If a drive is disconnected and reconnected after a DSM update, the system partition will show up as failed and you will need to repair it. Otherwise the volume should be ok. If its for backups, you could test it attached to a usb port with a caddy, it might sleep ok even if the other disks are working, you can set hibernation of external drives in control panel/power settings
  15. Also, what we are seeing is simply a modded synoinfo.conf setup, I've done that myself up to 48 drives and there is never a problem, until I added more than 26 drives. What I'd be interested to see is a working >26 drive unit with that or more number of HDDs installed and running stably. I'm sure that Toms (TCS) changes to swap file settings is all good and makes a difference but I'd love to see a real system beating that limit, if only for fun. Looking forward to quicknicks loader, sounds like the ideal.