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SOLVED Advise on XPEnology (CPU i7 6700T and MB H170i Pro)

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Hi There,

 

I was a proud owner of a Synology 216+, but the lack of power and the overpriced higher models pushed me to build my own NAS.

 

Now I already have a new build in mind, but unfortunately I can't find some good advice on the MB and CPU in combination with XPenology(some Russian topics excluded).

The only thread mentioning the MB H170i is: http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18689&p=70144&hilit=h170#p70144

 

The base components for me will be:


  • Intel Core i7-6700T 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (35 watt TDP)
http://ark.intel.com/nl/products/88200/Intel-Core-i7-6700T-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz
Asus H170I-PRO Mini ITX Motherboard (DDR4, M.2 and Dual gigabit support) https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H170I-PRO/specifications/

 

My questions are regarding the SATA compatibility, my motherboard supports:


  • 1 x SATA Express port, , Compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)

 

Q: Will the integrated M.2 storage be supported?

Q: Will the SATA ports be compatible with XPENOLOGY.

 

For the curious ones, this is my build (I already own the SATA drives)

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/y3dTYr

 

Thanks in advance for the time and answers!! thoughts/feedback on anything is appreciated.

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That's way too overkill for a NAS :wink:

 

 

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@Mattail,

  • Good to hear that the CPU works well, didn't receive my product yet. Cant wait to get my hands on it :smile:

 

@Toy,

  • This will also be my media server.
    With 7 users streaming media (1080p/DTS and possible transcoding) via PLEX this will get the job done, furthermore I won't need to make any changes any time soon (HD Expanding excluded).

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UPDATE:

 

First I tried to run DSM 6.0.1-7393 to see how stable it was, my advise DON'T DO IT YET!!!!!!

Ridiculous CPU burst, shifting interface, DLNA recognize (by smart TV's) not working.

 

Now I installed version DSM 5.2-5967 and I am very impressed!

Quickconnect - CPU Cores - Dual Ethernet (bonding) works like a charm, all SATA discs including M.2 (SSD) works great.

an full HD 1080P + DTS streaming (with transcoding) uses +- 20% CPU, enough power to run all kind of extra things on the background! :grin::grin:

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