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8 Drive first Attempt....with only 4 SATA connectors in MB

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Newbie here......so I have successfully installed DSM 6.1.5-15254 Update 1into an older GIGA G41TM-43 motherboard, which only has SATA ports...so far just running (2) 1TB 3.5 drives. So my question is, looking at the compatible hardware page http://xpenology.me/compatible/. if I add a 4 port PCI-e controller, would I have any problems having a total of 8 drives? or does all HDD must have the same controller? Thanks in advance

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You don't mention which loader or model you're using, but assuming jun's 1.02b & DS3615xs, 8 drives will be fine.

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9 hours ago, Xepnewbie2018 said:

Newbie here......so I have successfully installed DSM 6.1.5-15254 Update 1into an older GIGA G41TM-43 motherboard, which only has SATA ports...so far just running (2) 1TB 3.5 drives. So my question is, looking at the compatible hardware page http://xpenology.me/compatible/. if I add a 4 port PCI-e controller, would I have any problems having a total of 8 drives? or does all HDD must have the same controller? Thanks in advance

 

Considering what is shown in your screenshot, you are using Jun's loader in which case referring to that website is pointless. That compatibility list was done for DSM 5.2 (XPEnoboot) so it is totally irrelevant in your case.

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Thanks for the update Polanskiman.....do you know of any compatibility list for my version...if not.....can you please point me in the right direction on how I go about injecting drivers for the build...thanks

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