Update to firmare version fvdw 5-1 available for the spd8020.
Main changes compared to version fvdw 5.0
a) Torrent clients.
Added Transmission torrent client and daemon, version 1.75 including its simple webinterface. I am sure you will like this. Its much easier to use then torrentflux b4rt, and I think more accepted by torrent sites and faster..
Click the help button in the torrent client menu for more information.
Torrentflux-b4rt is still included and transmisioncli used by Tflux-b4rt is upgraded to version 1.75 as well.
Please note that if you don't limit the upload and download speeds of transmission daemon then it easily overloads your NAS and it will repsond very very slow to the webinterface and other tasks. Its not a malfunction but a system limitation as result of the small memory of this NAS. Just try it out and you will see what I mean.
(b) Support for Lacie Netspace.(yes its true)
This firmware can also be used on the Lacie Netspace NAS devices. To install you will need to take out the HDD from the Lacie repartition it and write some images. For this there will be made available soon a separate instructions and software package. We are still testing it. This installation package you will need beside this firmware to make installation possible on the Lacie Netspace.
Thsi will only be necessary the first time that you install it. For next upgrades you can use the webinterface of the firmware using a special Lacie menu. SP8020 will see this menu as well but should not use it..you have been warned.
For this new feature a big thank you to Julien from France who approach me with the question if it would be possible to use this firmware on the Lacie Netspace. Together with him I was able to make an installation procedure that was tested with success by Julien on his lacie Netspace . I do not have a Lacie myself so I rely on tests made by Julien. From the tests made so far it seems the firmware can be used in same way as on the Philips SD8020 and that all features work normally with exception of the firmware upgrade via the webinterface.
(c) French dictionary added.
There is now basic support for Dutch, English, German and French.
This only applies to general text and not to text in the help menu's and some text inside the menu's that I added, those will remain in English whatever language you choose. I am sorry for this but I could not find the time to put all in the dictionaries, maybe in future upgrades. With again thanks to Julien for translating the basic dictionary in French.
(d) Some help menus are rewritten to improve readability and take out some old stuff not relevant anymore.
thats it, hope you like the improvements made.
One remark. This NAS has only 16 MB memory.
Be aware that using the torrent client and all other features at the same time will affect the performance of other process running on the nas and its repsonse to webinterfaces and other tasks.Also if you are running everything at the same time with many users its obvious that the response of the nas will become slower. This is not a malfunction. Limiting upload and download speeds of the torrent client will help to prevent overload, also not using everything on the same time.
Download for the spd8020 is available at the convopit forum as usual.http://convopit.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=19371