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Making the QNAP PSU 20-pin SATA Power Adapter

There are many reasons where you would wish to use your own power supply unit, such as finding a replacement is hard to source, the part is expensive or perhaps the current one is too loud and maybe under powered? Here’s a guide in making the adapter without any soldering required, please note I cannot…
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Using softflowd package on pfSense to QNAP with Elasticsearch Docker

If your pfSense does not have the performance or has huge storage of handling a network probe such as ntopng package, you can send your logs to an external system. With the use of NetFlow you can do this with softflowd package. First install softflowd via System>Package Manager, once installed you need to edit the…
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Setup HomeAssistant on QNAP Container using Docker

Lets begin by making the Home Assistant installation, find it on QNAP Container Station. Go to the ‘Create’ menu, search ‘homeassistant’ in the search bar, make sure you select the ‘Docker Hub’ tab as the ‘Recommended’ tab will shows an out of date version. You should see homeassistant/home-assistant click on ‘Install’ or ‘Create’. I recommend…
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Disassembly guide in replacing the CPU and RAM on the QNAP TVS-871

This QNAP model TVS-871 is similar to the TVS-471, TVS-671 and the TVS-871T. The disassembly will be slightly different, but this guide could still help you disassemble the unit. Before we disassemble the unit, make sure you got a long Phillips screwdriver (crosshead). Otherwise you will not be able to remove the SATA board tray out.…
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How to setup pfSense for QNAP

To begin you must have atleast 2 adapters, one will be the WAN and the other is the LAN. Though I recommend that you have 3 adapters as you should ensure that one of the adapter is for direct access to the NAS, otherwise you will lose connection when ever your pfSense is turned off.…
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QNAP QGD-1600P Upgrade – Intel Gemini Lake J4115 can recognise 32GB of RAM

To investigate whether QNAP QGD-1600P can install more than 8GB of RAM we have to do some investigation. The CPU is a Intel Celeron J4115, which is oddly not available from Intel website but it is based on the Gemini Lake and Gemini Lake Refresh. All the Gemini Lake and Gemini Lake Refresh desktop CPU…
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QNAP QGD-1600P Replacement Rack Ear Mounts

The included rack ear mounts was not compatible when using the RAIL-B02 rail mounting kit, so I’ve contacted QNAP and they sent me these as a replacement. Handles are based on the TS-459U/419U/410U rack, these make it much easier to pull the switch. Lots of clearance from the mounting rail, compared to the included one.…
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pfSense on the QNAP QGD-1600P – Part 3

It’s time to create that volume, to be able to install anything on the QNAP QGD-1600P. You must initialise the storage pool for the volume, this is to tell what drive to use for the volume. I’ve decided to install the storage pool as RAID-0, as this would only be used for routing and it…
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Installing the QNAP QGD-1600P into the cabinet – Part 2

Manage to buy some cheap Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB (SDSSDA240G), to finally put the QNAP switch into the cabinet. Small capacity SSD are fairly cheap, and they wouldn’t be too bothered in limited air flow and having no moving parts so I can freely pull the device out on the rack while on. QNAP does…
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First Impression on the QNAP-Guardian Smart Switch QGD-1600P – Part 1

This is QNAP newest venture into creating the worlds first smart PoE switch, where they have combined their NAS expertise into a switch. This product was very interesting to me, as I was planning to replace my Synology router RT2600ac for a standalone Mini-PC with pfSense firewall solution. The Synology router would therefore by used…
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