XPEnology DSM 4.2 on HP N40L Microserver Follow up

I’ve noticed that my earlier post (here) on running XPEnology DSM 4.2 on a HP N40L Microserver gets a large number of hits on a weekly basis. Thought it might be a good time to post a follow up.

The software appeared to install fine and appeared to be operational much like a Synology NAS.

However despite everything seeming okay it was still a hack to get this working on a HP N40L Microserver no matter which way you look at it. I couldn’t get over that thought and as such wasn’t about to trust my data on the system.

So I opted to not use XPEnology DSM 4.2 on my HP N40L Microserver in the end. However I am sure plenty of people do use it and have no problem doing so. If you find any of my posts on this subject, and go on to use it. By all means post a comment so others can see that it’s being used by people with no problem.

Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo

I was looking for a Dual Bay NAS and during my research I came across a Buffalo LinkStation Duo, and as I researched more I found that the Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo was the model above.

Late one night I came across a link that took me to Harris Technology website, who were selling the Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo version for under $100 Australian Dollars, which I thought was a good price. Considering I saw on ebay that the Duo was a lot more.

I ended up ordering 2, as I already have 3 x 2Tb Seagate drives and I figure if I buy another drive I could populate both LinkStation Pro Duo units with 2Tb drives in a RAID1 configuration.

My initial impression is these NAS devices are not bad. Sure it’s not going to be absolutely lighting speed, but it offers the right amount of features and performance to be of real value at the price point of $98 for a diskless unit.

Well worth a look if your in the need for a network based RAID1/RAID0 NAS unit.

XPEnology and HP Microserver N40L

As per my previous post here. I got it all installed and most things work as expected, however I just cant bring myself to keep it. As some features don’t work like wake on lan etc.

So it was a short lived installation, however very impressed with what has been done to allow it to be possible to install.

I guess it suits some people, however just doesn’t suit me with the limitations.

BURP is not bad

I installed BURP and had a bit of play with backing up and was impressed. I’d really love to see this BURP server/client binaries available on say my Synology NAS. Think it could be very good addition.

I started to cross compile it and ran into issue each time. As I resolved one, something else came up.

I found that a fellow who has built Transmission and a number of other packages for Synology NAS units has released a build environment, and I have started to use that. However still having issues. At this stage I will put this project/playing around on hold for a few weeks, but will go back to tackle it again. As it would be good to have the BURP server running on say the Synlogy NAS (DS109+) in my case, but could also be compiled for other models with the correct tool chains etc.