DSM 5.0-4493 update 2 on Synology 411slim

A while back I was suggesting to avoid the upgrade to DSM 5.
Unfortunately I did already take this step some time ago and now I have to live with it and try to make the best possible with the 411Slim

Earlier today, after a complete backup of the critical data (300GB) to an external USB drive, I’ve made the upgrade to the latest release.
It took, as is usually the case with the “update” releases, two rounds of firmware upgrade: one to the base version (5.0-4493) and one to the “update 2” version.
The process worked smoothly and without hiccups and now the speed seems slightly improved, but still far from the 4.3 performance.

I keep my finger crossed hoping that future releases will give me back the old performance and that I’ll find no nasty surprises in this new release.

1 thought on “DSM 5.0-4493 update 2 on Synology 411slim

  1. Too good to be true: the NAS started to become up but unreachable on the network.
    I went back to DSM 4.3 and I’ll keep that version until I get a backup NAS that will allow me to take risks on the 411.
    Many tanks to the author of this post for the guidance on how to downgrade the DSM version.

    Please beware that you might get your data damaged or lost during the downgrade and that it is not a Synology supported action.
    You proceed at your own risk.


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