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[SOLVED] 24Bay Supermicro XPEnology


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Hi. all!

 

I've installed XPEnology on chassis SC846E2-R900B with X8DT3-F motherboard.

 

In the shell mode i've saw all intalled disk:

SISology-01> fdisk -l | grep '^Disk'
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdd: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdg: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sde: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdf: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdh: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdi: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdk: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdj: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdl: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdm: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdn: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdo: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdp: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdq: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdr: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sds: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdt: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdu: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdv: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdw: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdx: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
Disk /dev/sdy: 8002 MB, 8002732032 bytes

 

I've also modify /etc.defaults/synoinfo.conf file and correct

maxdisks="24"

line.

 

But only 12 HDD is available in WEB GUI :sad:

 

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What wrong? Help please ...

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Thank you! SOLVED!

 

maxdisks="24"

esataportcfg="0x0" << no E-SATA Ports

internalportcfg="0xffffff" << 24 Internal Drive Ports

 

How do you make the calculation for the internalportcfg="0xffffff" ?

 

is that a HEX number?

because if that's the case it should have been internalportcfg="0x18" no?

 

I'm about to do something similar with 16 SATA HDD, in an old PC case, I was trying to figure out how to edit that.

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I made a video tutorial on that. Hopefully it will help other people:

 

Thank you! :grin:

Thank you! :grin:

Thank you! :grin:

that is a good refresher.

The first time I read about the binary editing i was still not quite clear, as it was a google translation from the french sub forum.

Now it's very clear.

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That's a great video. You explained what to do, did it in a logical way, and more importantly why you have to do that.

 

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I'm interested in what else you have in your 24bay Supermicro build. How did you multiplex the SATA (SAS?) drives onto the motherboard? the Mobo you list only has 6xSATA 3Gb ports, but you've installed 24 drives!

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That's a great video. You explained what to do, did it in a logical way, and more importantly why you have to do that.

 

*edit

I'm interested in what else you have in your 24bay Supermicro build. How did you multiplex the SATA (SAS?) drives onto the motherboard? the Mobo you list only has 6xSATA 3Gb ports, but you've installed 24 drives!

 

There's another topic here this guy is building a 24 bay box viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15038

using a Norco server case, I'm actually now somewhat eager to pick up one of those and try it myself, but I don't like the idea of the trays.

 

Currently I'm using the hot swap cages from ICY DOCKs, i prefer those since they are tool less and tray less, just insert / eject the drive, no need to screws or brackets.

 

Regarding the SATA / SAS calculations, I'm pretty sure all SATA ports detected by XPEnology will be considered as together, regardless if:

8 ports was from a LSI 9211-8i +

4 ports from Promise SATA300 TX4 +

6 ports on board motherboard SATA +

2 ports more on board motherboard SATA +

8 more ports from LSI 9240-8i

Total = 28 SATA / SAS ports

 

see what I mean?

 

The only time this calculation gets skewed is when you have eSATA ports, and a lot of USB ports, that's when you use the calculation method shown in NeoID video.

 

Most motherboards have approximately 6 to 8 USB ports, if you plan to use them all, else you can as shown in NeoID video disable most of them, and only keep 1 or 2 active for the XPEnology to boot from the USB drive.

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