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I'm going to upgrade my backup N54L this weekend and was looking at adding another drive.

I see there is a Bios upgrade you need to do to unlocked/speed up the 5th data port but am also reading about people who have bricked their N54l by doing this.

 

is there a specific requirement/age of N54l to do this and what Bios is recommended ?

 

thanks.

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I'm going to upgrade my backup N54L this weekend and was looking at adding another drive.

I see there is a Bios upgrade you need to do to unlocked/speed up the 5th data port but am also reading about people who have bricked their N54l by doing this.

 

is there a specific requirement/age of N54l to do this and what Bios is recommended ?

 

thanks.

 

 

set the BIOS to factory defaults before update, make sure you download the BIOS update named 041100113 (which is the latest), set all the correct BIOs settings to allow the 5th port to run at full speed... and away you go.. :grin:

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Hi,

I updated the bios today and turned the options on in it, then saved the bios.

When booting up the bios post screen now shows 5 drives but once booted into the xpenology software it doesn't see it.

I have also noticed that the settings I changed in bios seem to reset themselves upon reboot.

 

It is setup as hybrid raid shr so I would have thought it would have picked up the new additional drive.

 

Any ideas?

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the same probleme on my NL54

my bios is upadte and my synoinfo.conf is

esataportcfg="0x00000"

internalportcfg="0xff"

please help :smile:

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Sorted it.

I went into the bios settings and turned off an option. Cant remember till I get home what it was but I'm sure it was to do with either turning on or off ide.

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This option rings a bell.

SATA Port 4/5 IDE Mode = ENABLED

 

I'm sure I disabled it then it saw the 5th drive.

I have found thou that the bios doesn't seem to save settings since flashing it.

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You really dont need to update the bios if you just want to add a 5th hard disk .. unless your hard disk is going to use speeds in excess of 300Mb/s .. so dont take the risk IMO.

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