Synology SSD Cache on External Devices – Part 2 – Forced Failure

After the write up on using external drives for the SSD cache, I shared the article with the wonderful community on Reddit for feedback. As a point of order, the intention of this research is to enable the support of an SSD cache. While this does also enable the ability to extend the volume with external drives, that is out of scope for this topic. That may be explored at a later date. Huge shoutout to those who responded, especially Ben_77, Zbig_Leboski, and EEvilCorp who provided some well written thoughts…

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Synology SSD Cache on External Devices

Read Part Two of this topic: Synology SSD Cache on External Devices – Part 2 – Forced Failure My Synology DS1513+ has been working great for 6 years and was a direct replacement for an old EMC NAS. The EMC was good too but the software support for a home user just wasn’t there. This is where the Synology really stood out. A few years after I bought the DS1513+, Synology released an update to the OS to support SSD caching. The reviews of this feature were great but it…

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