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Hello.

 

I am going to build my Xpenology box from scratch and I am currently deciding which components to get. I will use it mostly as a common storage place for all computers and as a backup location.

 

Currently I am deciding, whether to get Asrock N3150-ITX or N3700-ITX. Both models work with current Xpenology, but N3700 cannot use whole boost (as noted here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1361&start=770#p56773). While N3150 runs for example in official DS716+, so it's most likely fully supported. The price difference is about €20.

Will there extra MHz from N3700 boost help me somehow in the future (since everything else is the same), or should I just stick with N3150?

 

Regards

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I think that for backups/file services you would not notice and difference in cpu use. if your 'future' is to do harder stuff like Plex media server and transcoding etc, I would buy the faster mobo now.

 

I've used an asrock amd apu embedded with xpe - http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/QC5000-ITX ... ifications, works really well. the sata and lan are same as the intel boards so 4 drives and lan are all compatible with xpe

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Thank you for you input. I think I will stick with N3700 this time.

 

But now I was thinking, should I have ECC ram? Is it even useful because I see that many people use these ITX boards with included CPU that don't support ECC.

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I think that if your data is so important, that you would think that having non-ECC ram is a risk, then you should be looking at 'real' Synology kit. I've been running a number of XPE boxes based on 'cheap' ASUS and Asrock embedded cpu/apu mobos and standard memory for over a year and had no problems. But I do backup regularly and thats one of the great things about XPE/DSM, you can turn almost any cheap hardware into a high function NAS. :smile:

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