Originally Posted by PolishRob
Have you tested any kind of USB with it? I have a USB 3 dock attached to one of my "real" synology boxes and I find myself shuffling drives back and forth. I also have a laserjet attached and use it as a print server. Any chance you could plug something in and give it a look? You can see from the control panel under external devices.
Please and thanks!
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I have never owned or used a Synology NAS, I'm very happy with this piece of software so I can play with DSM without having to buy one.
I have no idea how exernal USB disks normally work on a Synology, so you have to be very specific about what I should see in 'External Devices'.
I've tried booting (from USB stick of course) with a USB 3 disk attached, and I couldn't connect remotely, so something is going wrong there.
After booting without any external disks attached I could connect remotely. Unfortunately an external USB3 disk connected to the USB3 port is not recognised, not on the local console and (logically) not remotely, so I assume the USB3 of the motherboard chipset isn''t supported.
If I connect an external USB2 disk the console recognises the device as SCSI UDMA/133 but it is not shown in 'External Devices'. I figured out that I could see it in the 'Storage Manager' and could create a Unix type partition/volume. Don't know how to safely dismount and or deactivate such a disk/volume. I think you have to ask the creator of this software how this is supposed to work.
I have a LaserJet with USB somewhere, but I don't have the time now to connect it and see how that works. Maybe I have time next week, but I'd like to know before I start a major internal shuffle (it is on the bottom of a big pile of old stuff) if this could work before I try it.
BTW the motherboard I'm using ight now is a P8B75-M, not the LX version, I forgot that I sold that already, and upgraded my own system to the one with 4 DIMM slots. This one is slightly more expensive, but I think all the components are identical so everything that works on my system should work on the LX version too.
I think I will switch back to the P5G43T-M Pro later on because that servers my own purpose as having en physical system with Synology softwar. My ideal would be having a Hyper-V VM, but that needs some work. To begin with I need a bootable ISO image, I tried converting the IMG file, but my UltraISO gives an error when I try that. Also the firmware must support Microsofts virtual harware. The NIC ad MAC address are the east parts, and I hope that MS implemantation of bootable IDE disks in Hyper-V can be used by DSM.
In the mean time I'll go and see how much time I have to try if this version works on the following motherboards:
ASUS N4L-VM DH with Core Duo T2300 (my favorite because of the performance/power consumption ration, it mght be to slow for me though)
ASUS P5WDG2 WS Pro (one of my old workstations) This has 2 NICs, but one has problems, so this could be tricky
Intel DQ45EK (just a test machine, need it because of the Q chipset.
I have several S775 CPU's so I can pick and choose the performance / power ration.
Intel DQ67EP (it has an I5 2400S on it which is overkill, but I can test if the motherboard supports DSM)
If anyone has any preference, please let me know, then I'll try to test that board first.
I have tried a couple already, but unfortunately the 'Error 17' I got was because of a corrupted USB stick, so 'll have to try them again.
I tried it on an old server with a ASUS P5M2 motherboard. It does boot, and I can configure it, and it shows the disk but it gives an error when I try to create a volume on a harddisk attached to the SATA controller, so I assume the SATA controller isn't fully supported.