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  1. XPEnology on Thecus N7710

    Oh there's no question that I'll continue to use XPEnology. As I said earlier I've been running it for almost 2 years on my HP N54L. I also have a Synology 413J but it's massively underpowered. I cannot see any positives with using the ThecusOS except for the front panel LED diagnostics and configuration which do not appear to work without the ThecusDOM. I don't need that and with XPEnology I have a much larger array of Applications to install and use unlike the Thecus lineup which is abysmally outdated and the majority won't work with my model as it's 64bit. Cheers
  2. XPEnology on Thecus N7710

    Genius! Disabling the sata ports in the BIOS allowed XPEnology to see and use that 7th disk. Thanks a bunch for the suggestion Of course this is sub-optimal if I was to add anything to the unit but since I hadn't planned to other than expanding it to 32GB this works a treat. Would it still make sense to have XPEnology updated to support the complete system though? Cheers, brad
  3. XPEnology on Thecus N7710

    NO I think you're on the right track. The BIOS only sees 6 ATA ports. I can boot XPEnology with 1, 2, 3, 4 etc drives and it will boot successfully and see each one except for the seventh. Boot with ThecusOS and I can see and use all 7 so something funky is being done in ThecusOS to see the 7th drive? What is different is that ThecusOS sees the drives as drive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 XPEnology labels them drives 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 XPEnology refuses to see the drive in the bottom slot no matter what order I use. Brad
  4. XPEnology on Thecus N7710

    I've no doubt that you're probably correct however I would think that a driver would allow XPE to see it. I imagine that's what Thecus do?
  5. Drivers requests for DSM 5.2

    XPEnology installs and works but it only sees 6 of the 7 HDD's. I grabbed this info from the system with the Thecus DOM installed which can see all 7 HDD's Thecus N7710 SATA1: Intel Corporation Device 1c02 SATA2: Silicon Image Inc. SiI 3132 Serial ATA Raid II Controller USB2.0-1: Intel Corporation Device 1c2d USB2.0-2: Intel Corporation Device 1c26 USB2.0-3: Renesas Technology Corp. Device 0015 USB3.0-1: Renesas Technology Corp. Device 0015 WAN/LAN1: Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit Network Connection LAN2: Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit Network Connection CPU: Intel CPU G850 @ 2.90GHz Memory: 3936 MB DOM: Single DOM
  6. XPEnology on Thecus N7710

    Just a quick update in case anyone else would like to know, taking out the DOM worked a treat. I find it bizarre that the BIOS gives you the option to boot from USB but it will NOT even see it unless you remove the DOM which is stupid. So removed DOM, booted from now visible USB, installed XPEnology flawlessly and connected. Only one issue so far and that is that XPEnology can only see 6 of the 7 disks. Is this a limitation of the software or a quirk with the Thecus hardware? The Thecus OS could see 7 disks no problem Cheers
  7. XPEnology on Thecus N7710

    Thanks. I'll give it a go today or tomorrow. The Thecus OS is seriously terrible =( Cheers
  8. XPEnology on Thecus N7710

    Okay thanks guys. I was doing some reading last night and it appears you are correct in that despite selecting boot from USB, it will only really do it if you remove the DOM first. I believe? that I can then either boot from USB, install XPEnology and run it in the same fashion as my HP N54L OR I can purchase a replacement DOM and install XPEnology on that. Cheers
  9. XPEnology on Thecus N7710

    Hi, I've been running XPEnology on my HP N54L for 2 years now and it's fantastic. I recently acquired a Thecus N7710 which is a nice bit of kit but the OS is bloody horrible. There are not very many apps and the ones that are available are out of date or not compatible with the 64bit hardware. I'm wondering if anyone has successfully installed XPEnology on one of these devices and if so how? I've created a boot USB, changed the BIOS settings to boot from USB but it doesn't appear to work. It just keeps defaulting to the Thecus OS. Thanks for any help/pointers. ecbrad