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Hey all, 

Looking for some advice on how to proceed, I'm hoping to use XPEnology on my own hardware but not sure where to start and how to download/install. 
My hardware is as follows: 
Asus B450-m Prime 

AMD 1600x 

16gb 3000 ram 

2x4tb HHD 

cheap gpu 

 

I have looked through the foruums but got rather confused by the options and variations of downloads etc.. 

Thank you! 

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i expect you already read the faq and had a look into the tutorial section

 

2 minutes ago, Kefira13 said:

AMD 1600x 

6core 12 threads -> 3617 (you cant use hardware transcoding with amd so not much loss not using 918+)

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/13333-tutorialreference-6x-loaders-and-platforms/

 

TDP of that thing is pretty high so you will have some extra cost for power over the year (maybe count that, 40-50W add up over a year)

otherwise you could use 918+ (if nvme cache is important, but just read cache is not that useful in most cases and with just 1Gbit network its also not that useful to invest any money), the loss of cpu might be that terrible (with 918+ you would have 4 core 8 thread usable)

 

otherwise nothing special beside if you dont have intel quick sync video in you cpu you cant use hardware transcoding (no amd or nvidia support)

if that would be important like when using plex you can have a look at open media vault

 

 

 

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Hey, thanks for responding

 

just to clarify, 

I would be downloading the DS3617xs platform? 

 

What difference would nvme cache vs not make? 

Transcoding isnt a issue, as it would be purely used for storage to have a constant backup of a few PC's which have important work which cant be lost. 

Is it also possible to make it work with a realtek lan rather then intel? 

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Yes, DS3617XS supports up to 16 CPU threads when the DS918+ supports up to 8 CPU threads. Click on the below post to read more...

 

Regarding the cache I believe IG-88 was referring to the below link, which I also do not think you will gain anything. In fact I am using it as READ-Only mode.

https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/DSM/help/DSM/StorageManager/genericssdcache

 

As for your realtek question I am not sure if with that extra.lzma file it can work. This is something that IG-88 can answer for you...

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3 hours ago, gadreel said:

Regarding the cache I believe IG-88 was referring to the below link, which I also do not think you will gain anything. In fact I am using it as READ-Only mode.

https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/DSM/help/DSM/StorageManager/genericssdcache

no, it was about M.2 NVME SSD cache, normal sata ssd cache can be done with all three, sata is limited to 600MB/s, for r/w you need to in raid1 mode, just one makes just read cache, nvme as pcie direct connected an do 2000MB/s and more , if you have 10G network with up to 1100MB/s a normal sata ssd cache can be a limiting factor

you would need three or more ssd's in raid5 as cache to come near a raid1 of nvme's

ssd cache (nvme or sata) is also a kind of risk, if for some reason the ssd contend is not written to hdd a lot of your data on the normal volume it toast, seen cases here and as nvme need a patch to be working you can be in for a nasty surprise if you forget disabling it before updating, i dont use it

 

7 hours ago, Kefira13 said:

I would be downloading the DS3617xs platform? 

you choose the 3617 loader and the you follow the tutorial, you will have to read more or maybe watch one or two youtube videos explaining the process

 

7 hours ago, Kefira13 said:

Is it also possible to make it work with a realtek lan rather then intel? 

there a different realtek nic's but if you reffer to the most used 1Gbit chip r8168/8111 then yes its supported by jun's loader ootb and there is a newer version of that driver in the additional extra.lzma (but its not needed in 99% of the cases)

the most often made mistake with loader 1.03b (3615/3617) is that it need CSM mode in uefi bios AND it needs to be booted fom the non uefi usb boot device (that might only be visible when the system started with csm on in bios)

 

https://xpenology.com/forum/forum/83-faq-start-here/

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/13333-tutorialreference-6x-loaders-and-platforms/

https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/7973-tutorial-installmigrate-dsm-52-to-61x-juns-loader/

(its the same for 6.2 and 6.2.4 is not working so start with 6.2.3)

 

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Thank you so much for your help

Would a build with a 

Intel Celeron G5905 duel core 3.5ghz 

ASrock H470M 

Would this be better? Is there a notible difference between a duel and quad core chip if primarily used to back up data? 


Realised as I have had to move due to covid I would prefer to keep electricity costs down and this would be a alternative build I could do? To my understanding this would use the DS918+ dsm?  

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