norcat wrote: Llama wrote:
Oh my, I wonder if this is when they'll announce that the DS411Slim (and other x11 hardware) will no longer be supported as well.
As far I know the products don't come with any DSM update guarantee, although DSM update functionality is a built-in part of this OS and this indicates some updates should/could be available after its initial release. A quick look at the support for one-bays shows this pattern:
114: 4.3 current
112: 4.3 current
111: 4.3 current
110: 4.3 current
109: 4.2 Apr 2013
108: 4.0 May 2012
107: 3.1 Nov 2011 (+ later patch)
106: 2.0 Jan 2009
101: 2.0 Jul 2006
True enough I don't consider most consumer products to have a stated support life cycle , but my real concern and beef is that the DS409Slim has only been updated to the DS411Slim, while the one bay examples you listed above have had a x10, x11, x12, x13 and x14. I can certainly agree that 4 supported hardware model releases is sufficient. The 411Slim has a mild CPU speed bump, but admittedly doubles the RAM to 256MB; if there was a DS414Slim I'd quit my whining and upgrade, but the notion of upgrading to 3 release old hardware with a *possible* DSM lifespan of a couple more years max is not inviting.
As for the architechture being the limiting factor, that is probably not the case as people have installed 4.3 on non supported models and there have been threads discussion of the hardware differences between x09 and x1n versions of specific hardware being minor to almost nonexistent.