The Advanced tab contains a few less often used features that can help with compatibility with some software packages and devices.

Hostname in LAN

This allows you to set the hostname of the device independent of the name shown in MCM.  This may be useful when a file is tied to a hostname but is being shared across multiple locations with their own CacheDrives (for example Revit central files).

Note that this hostname must be unique on the LAN or a VPN-connected multisite network.

In ADS mode, site DNS may be a better solution than setting the hostname manually.

SMB Protocol Settings

The following settings affect which versions of the SMB protocol and NTLM authentication are accepted by the SMB service.  In general, these options do not need to be modified unless older versions of Windows or devices such as printers and scanners are being used with the CacheDrive shares.

Minimum SMB Protocol version

The minimum SMB protocol version that will be accepted for SMB connections.

Maximum SMB Protocol version

The maximum SMB protocol version that will be accepted for SMB connections.

NTLM Authentication

The NTLM version(s) supported for authentication.

Enable API to control

Enable/disable API availability. After API has been generated, you can add commands "?cmd=power-off" or "?cmd=reboot" behind the API to shut down or reboot the device remotely. Or add the command "?cmd=firmware-update" behind the API to update device firmware remotely.

Disk Maintenance

This option allows you to configure disk maintenance options. You can set disk maintenance time window to run the maintenance tasks. Currently we have two types of disks. 1) Disk defragmentation, 2) Disk trim, which is useful for solid state disk and thin provisioned virtual disk. You can set a day of the week and start time (UTC) for disk maintenance tasks you selected. The maintenance will run if there are no normal file operations at the specified start time. In that case, it will check again every 5 minutes afterward for the next hour. After a successful defrag run, the next defrag will not start until 30 days later since there is no need to run defrag often.

You can also manage Auto TRIM option, which will automatically trims. Disk may queued these TRIM commands, and may or may not be executed while disk is busy. When disk is full and there is no spare space, SSD will perform erase and followed by write, for write command to disk. So there is performance penalty.