Monkeymonkey76 Posted June 8, 2015 Share #1 Posted June 8, 2015 Just purchased a HP gen 8 for Xpenology and I'm slightly overwhelmed with the install options available to me, just wondering if anyone could give me some best practise advice so I can get it right first time! I've had a little search but most of the threads I'm finding seem to be quite old (not sure if the information is relevant anymore!). I planning to use the machine for only Xpenology, is there any point in me running Xpenology under ESXi? If not then I will keep it to a bare metal install. I was planning to use the built in micro SD reader however posts online seem to advise against this and to just stick with a USB drive, is this still the case? I'm planning to update the drivers etc to latest versions before the install, any known issues with doing this? I will be using 2 x 4TB WD Reds for now, looking to grow as they fill up, I've seen lots of different configurations of the drives, some involving ESXi, some not. Is there a general consensus on which is best to use? +any other tips or suggestions regarding the Gen 8's? Many thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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