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Emulating a USB drive as an internal harddisk

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Hi all,

 

I have a eeepc 701 having 4G SSD imternal disk. Apparently it's not big enough to install DSM. Is there anyway to emulate a USB thumb drive as an internel hard drive so I can install dsm in this thumb drive?

 

So eventually I will have a USB thumb to boot up the xpenology, and then DSM installed on another USB thumb. Is it acheiveable?

 

Thanks,

Ray

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Hi all,

 

I have a eeepc 701 having 4G SSD imternal disk. Apparently it's not big enough to install DSM. Is there anyway to emulate a USB thumb drive as an internel hard drive so I can install dsm in this thumb drive?

 

So eventually I will have a USB thumb to boot up the xpenology, and then DSM installed on another USB thumb. Is it acheiveable?

 

Thanks,

Ray

 

I searched and searched for a similar setup (wanted to use an external port multiplier over USB3.0 and have the drives seen as internal), and as far as I could tell nobody had previously written about being able to do it. I'm not saying it's impossible - just, it doesn't seem like anybody has successfully done it yet and written about it.

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I think this is not a usual use case so nobody borther to look into the resolution...

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