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:stopwatch: Timestamps :stopwatch:
00:00 Synology RS3621XS+ Review
01:25 Technichal Specs
03:19 Works Best With Synology Drives
04:08 Network Connectivity
04:49 Power Supplies
05:19 Hot Swap Fans
05:40 Inside The Case
06:07 Noise Levels
06:28 Synology DSM 7

#Synology #NAS #Storage

We got hit with the ridiculous ‘supported’ drives nonsense on a pair of new rs2821rp+ ( which we purchased with ultrastar hc550s as they were literally half the price of the synology/ drives ).

The ‘critical’ state was annoying - but dsm7 also inhibits smart monitoring on ‘unsupported’ drives, which is far worse on a production system

The ‘supported’ drive list for the 2821 is basically all Synology models - plus one 4tb seagate and one 4tb wd - so clearly synology is looking to up sales of their drives, a very cynical move. Hopefully Synology receives sufficient push back from customers that this kind of behaviour is simply unacceptable.

Anyway, the ‘supported drive’ database in DSM7 is just plain text - so if you know what you’re doing it’s trivial to edit it and add the relevant lines to ‘support’ whatever you have - once that’s done no more ‘critical’ state, and the smart tools are usable. The database will get over-written with DSM updates, so will need to be re-editted at that stage ( and as the database only seems to be read on boot that means a double reboot after update - but that’s no big deal )