Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Attached 2 USB Hard Drive via USB Hub on DLink DNS-320L and add sharing media on Twonky Server

DLink DNS-320L Share Center with Twonky Server 7.0.11 installed on it. DLink DNS-320L comes with 1 additional USB 2.0 port, this USB port can manage UPS, printer or USB Drive. Previous 1.01 FW only can added USB Thumbs Drive below 1TB with FAT or exFAT format. I tried to put on 1TB 3.5" External Hard Drive with NTFS format but failed to recognize it.

With new FW 1.02, this DLink DNS-320L can read my 1TB 3.5" External Hard Drive but still cannot add media on this drive into multimedia library.

My setting here consist of :
 - DLink DNS-320L Share Center with 2 hard drive inside (2TB & 1TB)
 - 1TB LaCie Porsche Design Desktop USB External Hard Drive with NTFS format (nearly full)
 - 1TB LaCie Porsche Design Desktop USB External Hard Drive (empty with exFAT format)
 - 16GB SanDisk Thumbs Drive
 - 4 port USB 2.0 HUB
 - a couples of cables
 - and my laptop

First my current setup to see working Twonky Server 7.0.11 on DLink DNS-320L.

Setup 1, DLink DNS-320L with 1 direct 1TB USB External Hard Drive.

Setup 1: DLink DNS-320L with 1 USB Drive Attached
From DLink ShareCenter web interface, I can map this 1TB LaCie USB Drive as network drive (picture below) but cannot include media files into ShareCenter multimedia library.
DNS-320L Network Drive with 1 USB Drive (Windows 8)

Hard Drive Info with 1 USB attached
Disk Management with 1 USB attached
USB Devices with 1 USB attached
System Info with 1 USB attached
Multimedia Share System with 1 USB attached and cannot add usb into multimedia library

Then for the same setting when using Twonky Server 7.0.11 to add media data sharing

Twonky Server 7.0.11 on DLink DNS-320L (add media into multimedia libary - 2 DLink internal Hard Drive)

Data in Volume_1 (Twonky Server on DNS-320L)
Data in Volume_2 (Twonky Server on DNS-320L)

Now media server library from Twonky Server 7.0.11 complete with all media from both 2 hdd inside Dlink + 1 hdd from USB attached to DLink. But media library on DLink ShareCenter Multimedia Server (FW 1.02) only had data from 2 hdd inside DLink.

Screenshot from Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 (android smartphones)

Twonky Android Apps (DLink Multimedia Library only can see 8 videos)

Twonky Android Apps (Twonky Server on DLink shown 516 videos)

Video Library on Allshare (Samsung Galaxy Note 2)

Left : Video Library Twonky on DLink (516 videos), Right: Video Library on DLink ShareCenter (8 videos)

Now I want to know either this DLink DNS-320L can be grow with additional terabyte via USB hub

Then I tried to attached USB hub with 3 USB Drive into DLink DNS-320L.

Setup 2, 4 port USB Hub with 3 USB Drive (2 × 1TB LaCie Desktop Drive and 1 ScanDisk 16GB Thumbs Drive) attached to DLink DNS-320L's usb port.

Before that let we see what is in those 3 USB storage first (I attached it into my computer)

3 USB Storage attached into laptop via USB Hub

3 USB Storage from USB Hub and also 2 network drive from DLink

And now the best part, finally when I attached those 3 USB Storage via USB Hub into DLink DNS-320L
*(DLink OFF - Ext USB HDD OFF - Attached USB Hub into Dlink - Ext USB HDD ON - DLink ON)

3 USB Storage connected to DLink DNS-320L via USB Hub.


DLink ShareCenter web interface, cannot recognize USB. Only 2 hard drive inside DLink appear to be working and no problem accessing it.

"No USB storage device is detected" - there are 3 USB Storage attached via USB Hub into this DLink

This when 1 USB Hard Drive attached into DLink
So how about Twonky Server? Apparently from 3 USB storage attached via USB Hub, only 2 devices detected by Twonky (don't know why and maybe there is some sort of tweak or setting that can be modified to let it see more than 2 usb storage that I don't know).

2 USB Storage from USB Hub can be see by Twonky on DLink DNS-320L


 And below 

ssh : mount of DLink DNS-320L without USB attached

ssh: mount for DLink DNS-320L with 3USB storage attached via USB Hub

Friday, 21 February 2014

Twonky Server 7.0.11 can see full 1TB USB External Hard Drive on DLink DNS 320L as Media Storage

As this article I already post it in : http://desaputra.blogspot.com/2014/02/twonky-server-7011-can-see-full-1tb-usb.html , then it should be in this blog so I post it here too as you can see it is the 1st post.

Installed Twonky Server 7.0.11 on my DLink DNS-320L NAS as a media server for UPC Horizon TV Service with Samsung SMT-G7400 Setupbox (STB).

I will put here my installation details of my installation process as for my future reference elsewhere. The installation just straight forward as guide from a few websites (forums and blogger).

DLink DNS-320L has 1 USB port with it, and this USB port only can be used as Printer Server, UPS or Backup USB Drive. I tried to attach 1TB usb external HDD (LaCie P'9231 Desktop Drive) on it, and DNS-320L recognize it as another hard drive full 1TB capacity (NTFS Format).

System Management > USB Devices

DLink DNS-320L with 2 installed HDD plus 1TB USB HDD

Then I successfull to map this 1TB USB HDD as network drive through my Laptop (Windows 7).

Network Drives from DNS-320L

Originally, I attached this 1TB LaCie on my HTPC (Acer Revo R3610 with Windows 7 and XBMCbuntu) for media storage (full of my DVD/BD Rip Movies). So now it attached into DLink DNS-320L via USB and I tried to add it as media files (Multimedia Services on DNS 320L), but it won't shown as another storage to add  in multimedia services.

DLink DNS-320L Media Storage

But in Twonky Server, I can add this 1TB USB HDD on DNS-320L as media storage.

Twonky Server 7.0.11 on DNS-320L Media Storage

Bottom line is I can see all my movies inside LaCie from my setupbox (UPC Horizon - Samsung SMT-G7400) via Twonky Server (DNS-320L) without need to ON or setup another MediaServer/Machine.

Here snap from Twonky Server on DNS-320L via SetUpBox UPC Horizon (Samsung SMT-G7400)

Twonky Server on DNS-320L

And here snap from DLink DNS-320L Multimedia Services via SetUpBox UPC Horizon (Samsung SMT-G7400)

DNS-320L Multimedia Server

Next : I will try to add 2 or 3 USB External HDD into DLink DNS-320L through USB Hub, and see if this tiny NAS either can recognise and render it or not (DNS-320L FW or Twonky Server)