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DSM 4.3 Build 3810++ reack v1.0 on HP EX490


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Firstly again wanted to say thanks. I had a little play with 4.3 on my NL54 and decided while is its great, I prefer WHS 2011 for the straight up sharing of my media.


However, I was digging around my shed and found an old HP Media Smart EX490 that I had retired. A little forum work found and I found that 4.2 had been installed. Decided to bite the bullet and give it ago.


So far all appears to be working fine except the HP lights at the front, though I'm not bothered.


I have upgraded to 2GB RAM and a E5300 CPU. Temps are nice and low and with the lower overhead so is memory usage.


I have the following installed and all working.




Couch potato



I use this box as my download box and frequently mounted ISO's. Stops my WHS chugging along running extra services it doesnt need.


For anyone else thinking of trying it, the process is pretty straight forward. (Though I cant seem to time the removal and reinsert of the USB stick during install to save my life, but again no biggie.)


The debug cable is not required in order to get it installed though it helps a little.


Some things to remember:


Put the Synology boot USB disk into the lowest USB port at the rear.

Make sure that there is no bootable OS already on any of the disks that are installed in the server.


1) Create the boot USB and pop it into the bottom socket

2) Power up, go and make a cup of coffee.

3) By the time you are back, you should be able to detect it via the Synology assistant and install the modified PAT.

4) 2 (or 1) reboots later you are ready to go.


I noticed that there was a huge speed difference when I went from the original Celeron CPU to the Pentium Dual core, if you are running the celeron you might find the boot a little slow.


Hope that this post helps folks out there and thanks to you guys for making this possible.



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