Tag: NAS

Synology DiskStation Manager 7 (DSM7) – What’s Exciting Ahead?

Synology DiskStation Manager or DSM 7.0 was finally released on 29th June 2021.  Synology announced DSM 7.0 about three years ago (we are in 2021 at the time of writing), and finally, we are getting our hand on it.  According to Synology, DSM. 7.0 is their largest update yet on the DSM software suite, with…

Synology DS1621+ : Box 1

Why Should We Upgrade Our Network Attached Storage (NAS)?

Introduction I have been using Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) since mid-2011 starting with the DS1511+.  I still remembered that I bought it from Memory World at Funan Centre together with a 2GB SODIMM memory upgrade for an arm and a leg back then. I was using 5 x 2TB Samsung F4 with the DS1511+…

DS918 Review - Samsung NVMe SSD Box Front

Adding SSD Cache to Synology DiskStation DS918+ with Samsung NVMe M2 SSD

This review will cover the installation of SSD Cache on Synology DiskStation DS918+ using Samsung 960 Evo NVMe M2 1TB SSD and the performance gains it brings to the Synology DiskStation. For the review on the Synology DiskStation DS918+, please refer here. Before I begin, I would also like to thank friends at Synology for…

DS918 Review - Memory Expansion 2

Upgrading Memory on Synology DiskStation DS918+

After setting up the Synology DiskStation DS918+, the next step would be to upgrade the memory modules/RAM from the existing 4GB to something more.  This is especially important if you are going to run more stuff such as Dockers, or even virtual machines in your Synology DiskStation using the Virtual Machine Manager. For those who…

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Review of Synology Diskstation DS918+

This is the review of the latest prosumer Network Attached Storage by Synology, the Synology Diskstation DS918+. Although I have been using various models of Synology DiskStation NAS since I bought my DS1511+ back in 200?, DS412+ has always been my favorite model as it provides a balance between expandability (with its 4 Bay) and…

Review of Synology DiskStation DS216Play – Software

This is the second installment of my review of .  The first portion covers on the hardware aspect of the  and can be found here.  In this second segment, I’ll be covering the initial setup of the DiskStation with DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.2 followed by an upgrade to DSM6.0 Beta.  I’ll also be doing some 4K…