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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby Alfredo » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:06 pm

You can install the new firmware directly onto those drives.
Why not go with RAID5? It gives you 6TB space.

I am running an old DS406e on DSM 3.1 firmware 1635. All successive upgrades untill this point went smooth. A few days ago I tried to upgrade to the firmware 1955, which ended up in an error message, basically saying that the file would be corrupted.

@megagega - I'm guessing I did something wrong then. I currently don't have time to take a look at it, and will probably forget afterwards... Yeah, I'm terrible at this, sorry.
You do realise the HDD leds aren't functioning, right?
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby KhunMick » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:59 am

Alfredo wrote:You can install the new firmware directly onto those drives.
Why not go with RAID5? It gives you 6TB space.


Thank you Alfredo. Worked like "sliced bread". The machine is just formating the drives, ugly slow... :wink:

Speed: This leads me to another question... Is there a possibility to "mod" the CS406e and give it some more RAM?
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby Vaako » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:08 pm

KhunMick wrote:
Speed: This leads me to another question... Is there a possibility to "mod" the CS406e and give it some more RAM?


I already have tried to upgraded my CS406e from 64 to 128mb ram.
The hardware was a success but the bootloader does only recognise 64mb.
You have to modify the bootloader re-compile it to let it recognise the whole 128mb ram.

http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=42116

and

http://www.synology-forum.de/showthread.html?23941-CS406e-upgrade-von-64mb-auf-128mb-SDRAM-(Hilfe-Gesucht)&p=193268&viewfull=1#post193268

Because i'm not familar with this kind of programmig I gave up.

If you can compile such bootloader for us I'll be glad to tell you how to upgrade your ram chip's!
You even can provide the CS406e with an RS232 (MAX232) chip for terminal console connection.
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby KhunMick » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:58 pm

NO, NO, NO Vaako... This is surely NOT my business. I can understand why you gave up. And I will surely NOT start.... I know my limits... :wink:
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby wlyuen » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:05 am

Dear Alfredo

i need some help. my rs406 is bricked using the cs406 fw844. Since my FW is 844, i cannot go back to the original RS406 FW731.

Could you please help me to pack a FW for rs406 fw844 or higher so that i can using synology assistant to reload the FW. :oops: :oops:
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby Alfredo » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:25 pm

You're in luck, I actually have a firmware for the RS406 already (just hadn't posted it here).

http://www.janara.be/stuff/syno/synolog ... 6_0959.pat
MD5 - d2203781a1e517b855c57dd77100c715

This is DSM 2.2, which unfortunately can show a problem when copying large files to the NAS (GUI will hang and you need to reboot). I'm not sure if it will be present on your device.
I also have DSM 3.1 for the RS406, but so far no one has tested it. Let me know how well DSM 2.2 works for you and if you want DSM 3.1.
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby aftershocks » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:59 pm

I will test the DSM3.1 for the RS406 soon.. :) Hope everything goes well!!! *fingers crossed* Thanks Alfredo
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby wlyuen » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:18 am

Thank you very much Alfredo!

My RS406 is alive.... :D I am rebuilding my volume and will do large files transfer testing. Will let you know the results of the test.

The DSM3.1 is a big improvement for DSM2.2. I am very interested for the DSM3.1. Please post a link. And I will also test the DSM3.1.

Thanks again..... :mrgreen:
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby Alfredo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:31 am

Link
MD5 - b3b0e661d003e58dd1e8407b5b7df7d3

I usually post these with a big warning sign, but since you'd be the first to install this, I hope that's obvious. Let me know how it works!
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby wlyuen » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:51 am

Hi Alfredo,

I have done some testings for the DSM2.2. I think the large file read/write is okay. :)

The slow (freeze up) responses may be is caused by CPU overload. I have the web and gallery3 running on a raid 6 volume. The good think the DSM2.2 has resources monitor. The CPU is quite overloaded over 90%. The memory is running about 50%. And the network speed can be around 5MB/s

CPU usage ranking:
1:httpd (32.98%)
2:httpd (32.98%)
3:md2_raid5 (18.32%)
4:md2_resync (3.66%)
5:convert (3.66%)
6:rsrcmonitor.cgi (3.66%)
7:synorcd (1.83%)
8:smbd (0.00%)
9:pdflush (0.00%)
10:pdflush (0.00%)

I will go ahead with the DSM3.1. And let you know my findings. THX. :mrgreen:
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby wlyuen » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:26 am

Dear Alfredo,

DSM3.1............. is so good..... :shock: :shock:

It is working nicely after update. The CPU is overloaded but I think is okay with good responses on the web admin.

The photo gallery4 is much better with photo auto rotate. The audio station can also support m4a....

I will keep testing (using) the DSM3.1 so far so good if any problems come up I will let you know.

Thank you very much......... :D
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby wlyuen » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:31 am

SUGGESTION FOR DSM3.1 RS406

I think it would be better to use raid10 volume setup to reduce CPU loading. The raid6 would run about 80% CPU vs raid10 run about 20% CPU so RS406 can run DSM3.1 nicely. :mrgreen:
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby aftershocks » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:55 pm

Do you experience any system hangs on the RS406 running DSM 3.1, wlyuen? And how did you update from 2.2 to 3.1? Through the GUI? or through DSM Assistance software?

And I noticed the CPU load is always above 90% too.. So you are saying if I configure as Raid 10, CPU load will drop to 20%?
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby Alfredo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:51 pm

I don't really understand why the CPU load should be so high when running idle. It makes sense with a lot of disk activity due to the parity algorithm, but otherwise it should be much lower.

Aftershocks, are you running RAID 5 or 6? RAID 5 should be less CPU intensive.

I can see httpd taking up 66% of the CPU load. That really shouldn't happen. Is this on a clean install?
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Re: firmware 1636 on cs 406

Postby wlyuen » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:18 am

@aftershocks

running days two without problem......

the upgrade is done using the web admin....

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