Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 6

The Synology Mobile Apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile Explained As Internet access grows popular on mobile devices, Synology provides you with several creative alternatives to communicate with your Synology NAS using iOS/Android, Windows Phone, or other mobile devices. Manage DSM Settings with DSM mobile. The Synology Mobile Applications for Android, iOS and Windows […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 5

Best Ways to Backup over the Network on your Synology NAS Synology offers comprehensive backup solutions for your computer and Synology NAS, allowing you to back up data on your computer to Synology NAS. If you are a user belonging to the administrator’s group, you can also back up the Synology NAS data with local […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 4

All the ways to Access the files on your Synology NAS When you have set up users or groups with proper access privileges to the shared folders, they can share their files with your Synology NAS from anywhere. This chapter explains the ways to access the Synology NAS shared folders within the local network or […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 3

How to Accessing your Synology NAS Anywhere You can connect to your Synology NAS over the Internet, allowing its services to be accessible from anywhere and anytime. This part of the NASCompares Synology guide explains the basics regarding using the Synology EZ-Internet wizard, advanced port forwarding functions, and DDNS hostname registration to connect your Synology […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 2

Perfect Setup for your Storage Space, Volumes and RAID Before taking advantage of the various features of your Synology NAS, you need to set up at least one storage space. This chapter explains how Storage Manager can help you manage different types of RAID and non-RAID storage spaces such as storage pools and volumes, as […]

Synology NAS and Everything you can do – Part 1

Things you can do with a Synology NAS and DSM 6.2 Congratulations on your purchase of Synology NAS. Synology NAS is a multi-functional Network-Attached Storage server, serving as a file-sharing center within your Intranet. Moreover, it is specially designed for a variety of purposes, allowing you to perform the following tasks with the web-based Synology […]

Synology Drive – Better than Google Drive and DropBox?

Synology Drive – The Alternative to Google Drive and Dropbox Synology Drive unifies multiple file portals on Synology NAS and greatly simplifies data management by synchronizing files across various platforms. To fulfill your need for office collaboration, Drive also provides seamless sharing features to ensure that you do not lose important files. One portal for all files – Much like G Drive and Dropbox Access files via Synology Drive […]

Synology Moments – Better than Google Photos?

Synology Moments, An Alternative to Google Photos Gather all your photos and videos in one private place and organize them in an entirely new way. Synology Moments opens a new era for photo storage, allowing random photos to be automatically sorted by an image-recognizing technique that can identify the people, subjects, and places in the photos. Retain your extraordinary moments […]

Synology Active Backup for Server

Synology and the Single Access Tool – Active Backup for Server Active Backup for Server simplifies setup and reduces management cost for organizations, allowing all backup jobs in the network to be monitored from a single entry point, without having to switch between multiple backup software and interface. Simple deployment and transparent management with the agentless […]

Synology Chat – Better than Skype?

Synology Chat, An Alternative to Skype Synology Chat reduces the time users spend on composing emails and optimizes companies’ internal communications. Chat is a messaging service that runs on Synology NAS and transforms the way you collaborate with colleagues. Change the way your chat and collaborate with your files, without the need/security concerns of public clouds […]

Synology Calendar – Better than Google Calendar?

Synology Calendar, the Alternative to Google Calendar Calendar, running on Synology NAS, can ensure sensitive corporate information remains safely stored on company premises and allow users to share calendars and schedule meetings easily, letting you stay on track throughout the day. Calendar helps you scan through all the tasks that need to be done for […]

Synology DS218play PLEX Installation Guide – Step by Step

How to Install Plex on the Synology DS218play NAS As you may have heard, support for the Plex media server application on the Synology DS218play NAS has now been made possible. This long overdue update to the Plex media server software so it will run on Realtek processor NAS devices, has taken more than half […]

Alpha Release of Plex Media Server for DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS

FINALLY – Plex for Synology DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS Good news for anyone who wants to purchase, or has already purchased the Synology, DS118, DS218, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS in the hopes of using it as a Plex Media Server. Up until recently, Plex was not available on these platforms, as […]

DS218play NAS Transcode 4K and 1080p Performance Test featuring H.264 and H.265

Transcoding 4K Media on the DS218play NAS Server? Transcoding on a NAS such as the DS218play device is the ability for a multimedia file to be changed from it’s existing format or codec to one that is better suited to the destination device. In this file access, the DS218play NAS is the host device and the […]

DS218play NAS versus DS418play NAS – Which 4K NAS?

Choosing the Right 4K Transcoding NAS – DS218play Vs DS418play? A network attached storage device, or NAS, is the perfect device for your multimedia storage and playback needs in 2018. With the ability to store and stream hundreds of different kinds of Media formats, you would be hard pushed to find a better solution to […]

How to Install Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, What is Synology Moment and Synology Drive?

A Guide to the Synology DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology Moments and Synology Drive In DSM 6.2 Beta, Synology aims to provide better IT management flexibility and usability in every aspect. The new Advanced LUN, iSCSI Manager, and Storage Manager take management efficiency to a whole new level. Security update with no service downtime in SHA […]

Should you buy the DS218play or the DS216play Synology NAS in 2017/2018

Choosing which Synology NAS to buy – DS218play or DS216play? A recent poll on NASCompares was made to ask NAS users, new and old, what was the intended reason they purchased a network attached storage device. With over 1000 opinions provided, over 74% purchased there NAS because they primarily wanted to use the NAS as […]

Plex on DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j – Realtek RTD1296 issue

Cannot find the Plex App on your Synology NAS? Here is why It has reached our attention (thanks to J Westwood, UK) that Plex is currently not supported on the Synology DS118, DS218play, DS418 and DS418j NAS. This is down to these NAS Server devices using the new Realtek RTD1296 and RTD1293 CPU in their design.  […]

Which Synology 2-Bay NAS should you buy in 2017 – A Complete Guide

Buying the Right 2-Bay Synology NAS Choosing the Right Synology NAS can be a very confusing task. The best balance for most users looking for cost vs hardware find that a two Hard Drive NAS is a great solution. A two disk Synology NAS can pretty much provide anything that large network attached storage devices can […]

Comparing the Synology DS118 and Synology DS218play and Synology DS418 NAS

Choosing between three very similar Synology NAS – DS118 vs DS218play vs DS418 Synology has been producing NAS servers for a number of years now and made a real name for themselves in both the home and business markets. With such an evolving range of network attached storage devices available, they have done a really, really good job […]