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I have a Synology DS418. Nice machine but underpowered for use with Plex Media Server - great on audio, processor maxes out on video transcoding.

 

Here because I bought an Odroid H2 to use as a standalone PMS server sucking data off the DS418, but the found xpenology so I'm seeing if I can make the H2 into a DS918+. Just for fun really, whether it stays like that will depend on whether I can make PMS use the hardware transcoding on the CPU when it's running DSM. If I get it running DSM.

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Well that was fun, glad I found this place. No luck with the DS918+, turned out not possible to install 6.2.2 due to H2's NIC, but thanks to this forum I have got DS3617xs DSM 6.1.7 working really well :)Pretty sure I could now get DS918+ DSM6.1.7 running, maybe play another day.

 

The DSM on the Odroid H2 is much snappier than my actual Syno DS418. Pretty sure I could now get DS918+ DSM6.1.7 running, maybe play another day.

 

Now RSyncing some Plex Media Server libraries to new NAS, will see how that turns out in comparison.

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On 9/5/2019 at 5:22 AM, doveoscar said:

but thanks to this forum I have got DS3617xs DSM 6.1.7 working really well :)

 

I highly suggest you use DS3615xs instead. DS3617xs is known to have issues.

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I'll try that, although the only issue I have at the moment is that I can't make hardware transcoding work on Plex Media Server (I have downloaded the 64 bit version recommended on the plex forums).

 

Thanks.

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Thanks, Odroid H2 is good using modified 1.02b loader and DS3615xs DSM 6.1.7.

 

DSM6.1.7 seems to be the last that runs on the H2, I have had no success at all with 1.03b (modified in the same way) and DSM6.2.

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