Sign in to follow this  
Silver Fang

Help me build a NAS for XPEnology

Recommended Posts

Hi, (please move this thread if its in wrong forum)

I want a NAS that is powerful to transcode .mkv for one user and can fit one WD RED 4TB.

Synology DiskStation DS218+ is having Intel Celeron J3355, so I know it needs more CPU than that.

 

Will this motherboard with Intel Celeron J4105 works with XPEnology?

ASRock J4105-ITX

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/J4105-ITX/#Overview

 

If the motherboard works, what 8GB memory works for XPEnology (I know it must be compatible with the motherboard)?

 

I dont need much features from the NAS, only to store pictures (jpeg) and .mkv movies (from GoPro and anime, max 2GB per file).

Want to be able to access the NAS from outside of my home on my phone/iPad/laptop.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

That motherboard and CPU will work fine. - It should work with Jun's modloader 1.04b which emulates a DS918 - so Hardware encoding for the CPU will work great. 

Technically any ram should work, looks like the motherboard uses SO-DIMM (laptop) RAM. 

 

You can just boot the loader off a USB and have the SATA ports (there are 4 of them) for the HDD's

Edited by Prinz_Protato

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will the turbo of the CPU work, from 1.5GHz to 2.5GHz?

Is one 8GB memory stick good enough or is 2x4GB better?

 

Thinking to use this small case.

What PSU is recommended?

Chieftec Compact Series IX-01B Mini-ITX

 

Thanks again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That board is having problems with 6.2.2 and we haven't figured out why yet.  It works with 6.2.1 okay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
35 minutes ago, Silver Fang said:

Will the turbo of the CPU work, from 1.5GHz to 2.5GHz?

Is one 8GB memory stick good enough or is 2x4GB better?

 

Thinking to use this small case.

What PSU is recommended?

Chieftec Compact Series IX-01B Mini-ITX

 

Thanks again

 

I don't see why Turbo wouldn't work.

 

2x4gb is technically better as it'll be dual channel rather than single channel mode

15 minutes ago, flyride said:

That board is having problems with 6.2.2 and we haven't figured out why yet.  It works with 6.2.1 okay.

You da real MVP :)

Edited by Prinz_Protato

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK thanks.

Will use Corsair Vengeance SO-DIMM DDR4 2400MHz 2x4GB (CMSX8GX4M2A2400C16)

 

Now what PSU is good?

 

Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know, probably 450 watt. like EVGA or corsair, sunflower, thermaltake, coolermaster, these days they're all pretty much good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will 16GB memory make any difference for what I will use it for?

Its 20$ USD cheaper with 8GB.

 

Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Silver Fang said:

Will 16GB memory make any difference for what I will use it for?

Its 20$ USD cheaper with 8GB.

 

Thanks in advance

That board only supports a max of 8GB according to the website

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Prinz_Protato said:

That board only supports a max of 8GB according to the website

 

Actually it's Intel that says the processor only supports 8GB but it actually works fine up to 32GB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will it make a difference if I buy 16GB for only using it as a storage and streaming for one person?

 

Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the same board with 8GB and it's more than enough, even just 4GB is enough

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, mig67 said:

I have the same board with 8GB and it's more than enough, even just 4GB is enough

Oh. I was not aware. I was going off the spec on the Asrock website 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, mig67 said:

I have the same board with 8GB and it's more than enough, even just 4GB is enough

What case are you using? 

 

The case I was planning requires Pico PSU, dont know If I should go with it or not, I want a small case as possible that fits one 3.5" hdd. 

 

Ok, will only buy 8GB memory. 

Edited by Silver Fang

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 часа назад, Silver Fang сказал:

Will 85 watt be enough for the board, 8GB memory and a WD Red 4TB?

Read this, with one WD Red 4TB will be plus 3-5 watts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have now ordered:

Case: Chieftec Compact Series IX-01B Mini-ITX

PSU: Chieftec AC Power Adapter CDP-085ITX 85W

Motherboard: ASRock J4105-ITX - Intel Gemini Lake - Intel Onboard CPU socket - DDR4 RAM - Mini-ITX

Memory: Corsair Vengeance SO-DIMM DDR4 2400MHz 2x4GB (CMSX8GX4M2A2400C16)

Hard drive: WD Red WD40EFRX - 64MB - 5400 RPM - 4TB

 

Almost small as Synology DS218+ but more powerful and cheaper.

Only fit one 3.5" hdd and power brick is outside the device, but fanless.

 

Just need to check how to install XPEnology.

Do I need to update BIOS for the motherboard if there is any newer version?

 

Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 час назад, Silver Fang сказал:

Do I need to update BIOS for the motherboard if there is any newer version?

I did nothing with the BIOS settings and set it to what it was originally. But remember that version 6.2.2 does not work on this mb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
16 minutes ago, Olegin said:

I did nothing with the BIOS settings and set it to what it was originally. But remember that version 6.2.2 does not work on this mb.

So version 6.2.1 is to go, where can I find a tutorial to install from beginning with version 6.2.1, all I find is older versions or how to update?

 

Thanks in advance

Edited by Silver Fang

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can use this tuto. But when the DSM installation starts (j) use this pat file for manual installation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do I need to have the USB-stick attached to the NAS all the time or is it only during installation of Xpenology?

If I need it attached all the time, then I must buy a smaller one 🙂

 

Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need it in all the time when the xpen will boot. The best way buy a smaller one and forgot about it. 😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/18/2019 at 9:16 PM, Silver Fang said:

Do I need to have the USB-stick attached to the NAS all the time or is it only during installation of Xpenology?

If I need it attached all the time, then I must buy a smaller one 🙂

 

Thanks in advance

 

Yes. I use a low profile usb stick like this one.

 

cz43_16gb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

3.5" hdd doesn't fit with the motherboard and case, the motherboards heatsink is too tall.

3.5" hdd is 2.61cm in height, but the space that can fit is 1.7cm, so I ordered a 2.5" hdd that is 1.5cm.

Maybe not the best drive for NAS, but the only one that is 4TB.

 

Case: Chieftec Compact Series IX-01B Mini-ITX

PSU: Chieftec AC Power Adapter CDP-085ITX 85W

Motherboard: ASRock J4105-ITX - Intel Gemini Lake - Intel Onboard CPU socket - DDR4 RAM - Mini-ITX

Memory: Corsair Vengeance SO-DIMM DDR4 2400MHz 2x4GB (CMSX8GX4M2A2400C16)

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda ST4000LM024 128MB 4TB

USB stick: SanDisk USB 3.1 Ultra Fit 16GB

Edited by Silver Fang

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this