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chowder wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 9:22 am
Decided to upgrade the RAM on my DS918+. Ordered 2x8GB crucial ddr3l from amazon. they sent me a ddr3l and a ddr4 stick. will the ddr4 work?
How come?

As in why did you add RAM?
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rebel_rfd wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 9:19 pm
How come?

As in why did you add RAM?
had occasional lag in some 1080p playback on plex.
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chowder wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:05 am
had occasional lag in some 1080p playback on plex.
RAM wouldn't help with that.

Plex parks your transcribed content onto the hard drive it uses for its directory.

Either your network connection to the client device needs to be improved or you could look at adding an ssd cache and mapping your Plex folder onto it for better performance.

RAM is only used by docker containers. Most of the time 4GB is fine for a NAS unless you start tinkering with virtual machines.
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rebel_rfd wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:24 am
RAM wouldn't help with that.

Plex parks your transcribed content onto the hard drive it uses for its directory.

Either your network connection to the client device needs to be improved or you could look at adding an ssd cache and mapping your Plex folder onto it for better performance.

RAM is only used by docker containers. Most of the time 4GB is fine for a NAS unless you start tinkering with virtual machines.
good to know. how do i add ssd cache? and by mapping plex folder do you just mean the plex program files and not all the video files?
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chowder wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:29 am

good to know. how do i add ssd cache? and by mapping plex folder do you just mean the plex program files and not all the video files?
Check the manual. There are two covers you pop off on the bottom and pop the modules in.

Yup, you just map Plex program files not your video.

But if your client device is connecting via wifi to a router that is wired to your NAS, improving the connection would be cheaper and better.
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chowder wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:29 am
good to know. how do i add ssd cache? and by mapping plex folder do you just mean the plex program files and not all the video files?
Did you grab Plex Pass and install the x64 version of Plex for Synology?
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rebel_rfd wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:33 am
But if your client device is connecting via wifi to a router that is wired to your NAS, improving the connection would be cheaper and better.
hard wired in directly to modem about 1 ft away.
rebel_rfd wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:38 am
Did you grab Plex Pass and install the x64 version of Plex for Synology?
yup!
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I was curious how that limit worked. I placed an order for one and that's fine. If I go to do another order of the same thing it doesn't give me an issue... How does Amazon deal with that?
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kragnorok wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 3:31 pm
I was curious how that limit worked. I placed an order for one and that's fine. If I go to do another order of the same thing it doesn't give me an issue... How does Amazon deal with that?
Try to check out and you'll see.
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Anyone running jdownloader2 on Docker?

Wondering which repos you used?
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Does anyone know if the Synology Assistant is good to have or is it not necessary?
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vivibaby wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 2:06 pm
Does anyone know if the Synology Assistant is good to have or is it not necessary?
You really only need it when first setting up your device. Once it's setup, make sure you assign a static IP on your local network for your device, and then you will not need to use Synology Assistant anymore.
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Arloskay wrote:
Jan 24th, 2019 3:06 pm
You really only need it when first setting up your device. Once it's setup, make sure you assign a static IP on your local network for your device, and then you will not need to use Synology Assistant anymore.
i still haven't set a static ip, not sure how to do that, but it's usually the same one. if it ever changes, i just log in to my router and check what devices are connected and it's easy to find.
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Would anyone recommend AGAINST buying hard drives or NAS from Amazon? I'm worried their couriers will just throw the delivery box onto my porch like they have in the past, potentially damaging the items. I'm looking at the DS918+ and a couple of WD Reds.

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