Posts Tagged ‘Synology’

Background Earlier in the year I wrote about upgrading from my old DS411j to a new DS420j, and how simple the upgrade process was. But I knew there would be trouble ahead, as Synology doesn’t provide a way to upgrade volumes created on its 32bit systems past 16TB. Last weekend one of my HGST 4TB […]


TL;DR The DS420j is one of my more boring tech purchases. It does exactly the same stuff as my old DS411j from nine years ago. But has enough CPU and memory to do it with ease rather than being stretched to the limit. Background I bought a Synology DS411j Network Attached Storage (NAS) box in […]


I’ve continued tinkering with my OpenELEC media player, and there’s too much stuff to do as just updates or comments to the original post. Build I started out with a canned build[1], but discussion on the OpenELEC thread on the Raspberry Pi Forums suggested that I was missing out on some features and fixes. I […]


My old Kiss Dp-600 media player has been getting progressively less reliable, so for a little while I’ve been telling the kids that I’d replace it with a Raspberry Pi. Of course getting hold of one has proven far from simple. Some time ago the prospect of using XBMC on the Raspi was confirmed, leading […]


For quite some time I’ve run my main PC as a hybrid workstation and server. When I built the machine (over 5 years ago) I got a fancy motherboard with onboard RAID5 and popped in 4x300GB drives. It got a mid life upgrade to 4x750GB (which gave a usable 2TB volume), but that was bursting […]