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I am a new user of xpenology. I have installed version DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 4 on my old laptop. The internal drive is an old 120 Gb hard drive. I attached 2 USB hard drives - 500 Gb and 320  Gb. Today I installed photo station and all of my pictures on my USB1 volume went to the internal drive. How can I solve this problem. I don't want all of my files to be copied to my internal drive. Is there an option to modify my usb drives to so xpenolody can detect them as a regular violume2, 3 and so on.  Thanks.

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maybe you can use the (internal) cdrom/dvd connector with a adapter for a hdd?

 

also i would have said the same as abced but then i found this:

https://hedichaibi.com/fix-xpenology-problems-viewing-internal-hard-drives-as-esata-hard-drives/

 

that guys intension was to correct the numbering on his sata drives (a "gap" seems prevented the normal numbering in a row), but if you have a look to the last picture

he kind of accidently made his usb flash drive a intern hdd (disk21), so you might be able to convince dsm that a usb drive is internel (even if no one would recommend doing it)

i'm still not getting it why the flash drive is a hdd, from the configuration data it looks ok, only "mistake" i can spot is that he did not set the "maxdisks" drive numer (if not changed it will be 12 so the flash drive is number 13 and above the maxdisks)

 

@vladiwan

as you are new i dont think you should try this, if things go wrong or you make mistakes you can easyly mess up your system

 

 

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Thank you IG88!!!

I had to reboot the NAS but it worked great for me! 

My external enclosure with two SATA disks in JBOD mode is now the internal disk 21.

 

these is my configuration now..

0000 0000 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 internalportcfg "0xffffff"
1111 1111 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 usbportcfg "0xFF000000"
0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 esataportcfg "0x00000000"

image.png.36dbfff6f11b9f1a2c4440d2d81cd631.png

 

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8 hours ago, FreakerFlow said:

Thank you IG88!!!

I had to reboot the NAS but it worked great for me! 

My external enclosure with two SATA disks in JBOD mode is now the internal disk 21.

 

these is my configuration now..

0000 0000 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 internalportcfg "0xffffff"
1111 1111 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 usbportcfg "0xFF000000"
0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 esataportcfg "0x00000000"

image.png.36dbfff6f11b9f1a2c4440d2d81cd631.png

 

Be aware that some version upgrades of DSM will overwrite your edited synoinfo.conf and reset it to 12 drives and the default esata/usb, which will make any volume with > 12 drives crash and your extended (disk 21) drive will disappear. After that upgrade you will need to re-edit the synoinfo.conf for your settings and repair volumes, but your extended disks will probably reappear ok. 

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On 9/17/2017 at 7:05 PM, IG-88 said:

maybe you can use the (internal) cdrom/dvd connector with a adapter for a hdd?

 

also i would have said the same as abced but then i found this:

https://hedichaibi.com/fix-xpenology-problems-viewing-internal-hard-drives-as-esata-hard-drives/

 

that guys intension was to correct the numbering on his sata drives (a "gap" seems prevented the normal numbering in a row), but if you have a look to the last picture

he kind of accidently made his usb flash drive a intern hdd (disk21), so you might be able to convince dsm that a usb drive is internel (even if no one would recommend doing it)

i'm still not getting it why the flash drive is a hdd, from the configuration data it looks ok, only "mistake" i can spot is that he did not set the "maxdisks" drive numer (if not changed it will be 12 so the flash drive is number 13 and above the maxdisks)

 

@vladiwan

as you are new i dont think you should try this, if things go wrong or you make mistakes you can easyly mess up your system

 

 

 

15 hours ago, sbv3000 said:

Be aware that some version upgrades of DSM will overwrite your edited synoinfo.conf and reset it to 12 drives and the default esata/usb, which will make any volume with > 12 drives crash and your extended (disk 21) drive will disappear. After that upgrade you will need to re-edit the synoinfo.conf for your settings and repair volumes, but your extended disks will probably reappear ok. 

Tks sbv300. I will simulate the change by going back the synoinfo.conf to its default and see what happens with the disk.

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On 11/16/2017 at 2:22 AM, FreakerFlow said:

0000 0000 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 internalportcfg "0xffffff"
1111 1111 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 usbportcfg "0xFF000000"
0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 esataportcfg "0x00000000"

Guys, can i use this tweak for installing Xpenology on usb hdd ?? 

As i understand, i need to patch loader before installing. isn't it??


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