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.