With DSM 7.0, Synology overhauled how it handles security, leading to services like Plex facing issues out of the box. So if you are seeing issues with your Plex installation in DSM 7.0, here's what you need to do.
Looking for an alternative to Google Photos? If you're thinking of going the self-hosted route, you should take a look at Synology Photos. The NAS-based solution has a lot of similar features, and does a fantastic job storing your photos and videos locally.
Synology has a new password manager called C2 Password, and it gets a lot right. It lets you store up to 10,000 items, works with two-factor authentication, and is absolutely free to use. So should you switch to this password manager? Let's find out.
Network-attached storage allows you to back up data across all devices on your home network, and you can easily host your entire media collection and have it available to stream. These are the best budget NAS enclosures you can buy right now.
With a network-attached storage enclosure (NAS), you can easily back up data from all devices on your home network, and you can use it as a powerful media server. These are the best Synology NAS enclosures for home use.
One of the main considerations when buying a hard drive for your NAS is long-term reliability. Drives in a NAS enclosure run 24/7, and as such, they need to deliver the same level of performance after several months and years. These are the best long-lasting hard drives for your Synology NAS in 2021.
There are lots of great choices if you're looking for the best NAS for home use. With NAS enclosures that excel at 4K streaming via Plex and built-in solutions that come with their own hard drives, these are the best NAS enclosures for home use.
The biggest update to Synology's DiskStation Manager in four years is here. The stable version of DSM 7.0 is now rolling out, and here's everything you need to know about new features and how you can install the build on your NAS.
The DiskStation DS220+ may just be the best option if you're looking for a 2-bay NAS enclosure for Plex. With robust hardware and excellent software features, it has a lot to offer. But if you need a more budget-focused model, the DiskStation 220j is the ideal choice.
Looking to upgrade the storage on your NAS? Then you should consider picking up an SSD to gain a massive boost in performance. You can use an SSD for storing your files or as a caching drive if you rely on intensive workloads.
Synology recently made its foray into the HDD market, and it is now requiring that its enterprise-focused RackStation NAS enclosures use these drives by default. Here's why the change occurred, and why you shouldn't be worried about any of this if you're using a Synology DiskStation NAS.
The DiskStation DS1520+ is a five-bay NAS with powerful hardware that delivers Plex 4K transcoding. It has all the connectivity options you're looking for, and is highly extensible for office-related use cases.
The DiskStation DS1621+ is Synology's first Ryzen-powered NAS enclosure. The 6-bay NAS has everything you're looking for in a business-focused NAS, with the Ryzen V1500B delivering outstanding performance.
It's about as straightforward as it gets to upgrade RAM in a Synology NAS. We've rounded up the best RAM modules for use in a Synology NAS and we also show you how to upgrade the RAM in your current enclosure.