Leonhard

Help a noob - new build HP N40L

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Hello,

 

I would like to build a NAS - HP40L with 8GB RAM with XPEnology for personal use,  storage and video streaming.

 

Most of  time, the video streaming(1080p &4K) will be used over LAN on a 4K LG TV so i wont need transcoding, as i understood. But sometimes i would like to access my video collection from mobile or laptop when i`m traveling. 

That setup it will be ok for my needs?
Can i add  4TB HDDS on N40L? - specs are 4x2TB hdds but idk if its hardware or software limitation.

Thank you!

 

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10 hours ago, Leonhard said:

mobile or laptop when i`m traveling. 

You may need transcoding for remote access, since it's going to be limited by bandwidth between your house and remote location.  If you're using Plex, the clients default to 720p 2Mbps for remote connections, which you'll need to change.

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i have a N40L at home with Xpenology DSM 6.2 ( Intel Quad Nic)

 check that you have the latest BIOS MOD flashed

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3 minutes ago, altas said:

i have a N40L at home with Xpenology DSM 6.2 ( Intel Quad Nic)

 check that you have the latest BIOS MOD flashed

thanks for your replay.

 

the n40l is able to stream 4k over lan? what about transcoding?

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no idea
i dont have any 4K video files yet.
but i can check this for sure.

 

will createa an 4K GoPro Video of 10min as test or you have any other Test Files ?

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3 hours ago, altas said:

no idea
i dont have any 4K video files yet.
but i can check this for sure.

 

will createa an 4K GoPro Video of 10min as test or you have any other Test Files ?


i think that file its ok

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what will not work is Hardware Transcoding... we have AMD and not Intel CPU, what is a recommended for Hardware Transcoding

 

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1 hour ago, altas said:

what will not work is Hardware Transcoding... we have AMD and not Intel CPU, what is a recommended for Hardware Transcoding

 


i understand, so to resume... for direct play the N40L will be ok, but for remote play i`ll need hw transcodig witch N40L does not support.

 

it would be better if i buy a gen8 ? just found one at a fair price with intel G2020T@2.5GHZ CPU. ~240euros with  6GB RAM, 1x64gb ssd, 2x500gb HDD, 2x1TB  HDD 

 

thank you!

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8 hours ago, Leonhard said:

just found one at a fair price with intel G2020T@2.5GHZ CPU.

no that's only ivy bridge, to old for 918+ image it needs at least 4th gen intel

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/12859-driver-extension-jun-103a2dsm62x-for-ds918/

open section

"CPU list for DS918+ Image - 4th gen Intel Core aka Haswell seems to be minimum requirement"

Edited by IG-88

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THX IG-88 for that information 😃

i have a new HP GEN8 with Intel XEON E3-1220L v2... but this is also not supported for Hardware transcoding.

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12 hours ago, altas said:

Intel XEON E3-1220L v2.

 

thats also ivy bridge, wont even boot with 918+

 

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On 10/31/2019 at 10:02 PM, IG-88 said:

 

thats also ivy bridge, wont even boot with 918+

 

any cpu for hp gen8 microserver for 918+ in order to user hw transocding? as i can see in the above link the suppoerted cpu list was removed. 

 

Thank you!

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9 hours ago, Leonhard said:

any cpu for hp gen8 microserver for 918+ in order to user hw transocding?

https://n40l.fandom.com/wiki/Cpu_gen8

 

not even one that would start with 918+ (also xeons do not have gpu stuff and the transcoding is from the gpu part)

everything on that list is 2nd/3rd gen so no, wrong hardware for transcoding i'd say

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