captainmidnight Posted August 18, 2020 Share #1 Posted August 18, 2020 (edited) Hi All After many years of wrongly solely relying on my HP Microserver N54L (with only updated BIOS) running XPEnology 5.2.644 - which although has worked flawlessly - I wanted to upgrade to a dual NAS backup system as I've just got too much valuable data in one unit. So with that in mind and as XPEnology/Synology has worked so well, I took the plunge and bought a Synology DS918+ and new higher capacity drives - to give a true legit Synology NAS. After a bit of playing about and nervous migration, I was able to migrate my original XPEnology RAID5 (3x disk) setup to the new DS918+ unit and then, by a drive at a time technique, replaced the original 3x 2TB drives with 4x 4TB drives - I couldn't do it any easier way due to being a 'spanner' and letting the N54L try to update itselft to the latest DSM - yeah I know - ME STUPID!!! - what I'd like to call 'COVID19 lockdown meltdown' 🤣 All my original data is now safe on the new DS918+ setup.......... 😉 So, here I am now sitting with a rebuilt spare XPEnology DSM 5.2.644 NAS, with the original 2TB drives all cleared and parity checked ready for configuration as a backup NAS to my new unit. Having looked at the forums can someone with a HP N54L please confirm the following questions: - What is the latest version of DSM that a hardware unmodified (original onboard NIC) HP N54L can successfully install and run? For the above DSM version to work, what is the required XPEnology DSM USB 'loader'? To achieve (1) can it be done directly from 5.2.644 and if so by what method or what intermediate steps / builds are required? From what I've seen so far, it would suggest the highest DSM version I can go on the original hardware is 184.108.40.20684 but it appears 6.2.3 may also be possible? If anyone with a running XPEnology HP N54L could offer some advice on the above I'd really appreciate it - I've had an initial look around the forums and now I'm completely confused over what can be done on the original hardware. 😕 Thanks in advance Phil Edited August 18, 2020 by captainmidnight syntax Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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