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Synology DiskStation DS614

Synology DiskStation DS614

  • Dual-core CPU 1.4 GHz with hardware encryption engine
  • CPU Model – Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 – 32-bit – 1 GB DDR3
  • Dual LAN with failover and link aggregation support
  • Over 221.05MB/s reading, 139.51MB/s writing
  • Four Drive Bays
  • Three USB 3.0 Ports – 1 front and 2 rear
  • Current version: DSM 6.1.1-15101 Update 4

NAS with excellent performance, security features, convenient web interface, good external USB drive support and optional application packages, easy drive mounting.

 

Synology DiskStation DS1511+

synology_ds1511Synology DiskStation DS1511+

  • CPU INTEL Atom D525
  • Frequency : Dual Core 1.79 GHz
  • Memory : DRAM 1024 MB
  • Internal HDD/SSD : 3 x Western Digital WD40EFRX 4 TB – SATA 3, 64 MB cache, 7200 rpm
  • External HDD Interface : 4 x USB 2.0 – Type A, 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
  • LAN : 2 Gigabit interface
  • Wake on LAN/WAN
  • 1 x VGA – HD-15

 

 NAS with excellent performance, security features, convenient web interface, good external USB drive support and optional application packages, supports SyncBack (backup and synchronisation windows client)

Logitech Media Server updates were discontinued by Synology for a while.

checksDSM 6.0 includes an updated Logitech Media Server stable version.

LmsRepackLogitech Media Server notes:

DSM 6.0.2-8451 includes Logitech Media Server version 7.7.6-113 which works fine with iTunes plugin enabled and handles correctly all playlists:
Logitech Media Server Version: 7.7.6 – 1452060463 @ Thu Jan 21 02:17:04 UTC 2016
Perl Version: 5.24.0-0066 – x86_64-linux
Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

Logitech Media Server (LMS) notes (prior to DSM 6.0-7321):

The configuration below worked fine with the iTunes plugin enabled and handles correctly all playlists:

  • Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 – 1437640078 @ Thu Jul 23 09:08:35 UTC 2015
    this LMS version is the LMS Repack based on the latest Synology package of Logitech Media Server, and updated to LMS 7.9.0. Read first the instructions on the Synology-Forum.nl (in Dutch).
  • Operating system: Synology DiskStation (DSM 5.2-5592 Update 2) – EN – utf8
  • Perl Version: 5.18.4 – i686-linux
  • Audio::Scan: 0.95
  • Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

The iTunes library was generated by a Windows7 iTunes 64-bit version 12.2.1.16. Internet stream library entries and podcasts can cause a misbehaviour of the playlists and were removed. Apple’s Protected AAC Audio will not play and were converted (check my post how to convert).

iTunes plugin settings:

  • iTunes Music Library.xml Location: /volume1/music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml
  • iTunes Media Folder: /volume1/music/iTunes/iTunes Media

LMS Basic settings:

  • Media Folders: /volume1/music/iTunes/iTunes Media
  • Playlists Folder: /volume1/music/iTunes/iTunes Media

 

Synology DiskStation DS213+

Synology312+Synology DiskStation DS213+

  • CPU Freescale MPC8544E
  • Frequency : Dual Core 1.067 GHz
  • Memory : DDR3 512 MB
  • Internal HDD/SSD : 2 x Seagate Barracuda st2000dm001 2 TB – SATA 3, 64 MB cache, 7200 rpm
  • External HDD Interface : USB 3.0 Port X 2, USB 2.0 Port X 1, eSATA Port X 1, SD Card Port X 1
  • LAN : 1 Gigabit interface
  • Wake on LAN/WAN

currently installed version: Synology DSM 5.2-5644 Update 3

 NAS with excellent performance, security features, convenient web interface, good external USB drive support and optional application packages, supports SyncBack (backup and synchronisation windows client)

 FAN can be quieter, eSATA Port does not support the LaCie Big Disk Quadra 2Tb

Currently installed packages: Logitech Media Server (7.7.3-042), iTunes Server (1.1-2270), Perl (5.8.6-003).

This Network Attached Storage (NAS) device provides an optional package for media streaming to the Logitech Squeezeboxes like the Classic and Radio. The Logitech Media Server supports iTunes playlist integration. The Audio, Video and Photo Station packages provide browsing from Adroid and iOS smartphones. The Synology Media Server provides media streaming to dlna/UPnP compatible players.

iTunes Server notes:

– the music and video shared folders are both scanned by the iTunes server

– if you do not want your videos scanned and included in iTunes, then create a new shared folder and move all files from video to this new shared folder

LmsRepack

Logitech Media Server (LMS) notes:

The configuration below still struggles with the iTunes plugin enabled to handle correctly playlists:

  • Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 – 062.1018 @ Fri Jan 22 13:50:09 UTC 2016
    this LMS version is the LMS Update based on the latest Synology package of Logitech Media Server, and updated to LMS 7.9.0. Read first the instructions on the Synology-Forum.nl (in Dutch).
  • Operating system: Synology DiskStation (DSM 5.2-5644 Update 3) – EN – utf8
  • Perl Version: 5.18.4 – powerpc-linux
  • Audio::Scan: 0.95
  • Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

The iTunes library was generated by a MacOS X iTunes 64-bit version 12.3.2.35. Internet stream library entries and podcasts can cause a misbehaviour of the playlists and were removed. Apple’s Protected AAC Audio will not play and were converted (check my post how to convert).

– since the introduction of iTunes 12.x the iTunes library and playlist integration no longer works flawlessly

slimdevices reported several bugs: iTunes importer bug and iTunes playlist bug

– you can stream music to your pc by using the  softsqueezeclient.

 

 

External Storage Media: WD Elements Desktop 2 TB

Western Digital Elements Desktop 2 TB

WD 2 TB, Up to 480 Mb/sec

USB 2.0 connection only – auto shutdown

 works well with Windows XP and Windows 7

External Storage Media: WD Elements Desktop 3 TB

Western Digital Elements Desktop 3 TB

WD 3 TB, Up to 480 Mb/sec

USB 2.0 connection only – auto shutdown

works well with Windows XP and Windows 7

External Storage Media: Maxtor OneTouch4 Mini

Maxtor OneTouch4 Mini, 160 GB

USB connection – auto shutdown

works well with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

External Storage Media: LaCinema Classic HD

LaCie LaCinema Classic HD

High-Definition Mediaplayer – 2 TB
Full HD | HDMI | Network | USB 2.0

auto shutdown

The latest firmware version installed on this device is Version 3.28.

Works well with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Good network performance. Good subtitle support.

External Storage Media: LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ Dual

LaCie Big Disk Quadra 2Tb

USB and eSATA connection – auto shutdown

works well with Windows XP and excellent LaCie support

I recommend to register your products on the LaCie website.

External Storage Media: LaCie Hard Drive, Design by F.A. Porsche

LaCie 320GB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB Cache

USB connection only – manual shutdown

works well with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

External Storage Media: ICY DOCK

ICY DOCK MB122AKGF

ICY DOCK MB122AKGF

Disk installed is a WESTERN DIGITAL 320GB 8MB (7200/100) WD3200JB

works well with Windows XP