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Synology compatible rack rails – is there 3rd party alternative?

Thanks to your websites, videos and help I have managed to equip myself very well with the RS820+ and accessories. The last item I am missing is the RAILS, with the official rails, the Synology Rail Kit Sliding RKS-02, being priced at a ridiculous $100. Are there any 3rd party Rails that are cheaper that […]

What music/audio player do I need to stream music from my NAS?

NAS to streaming audio Hi are you aware of any network audio players where I can plug a NAS straight in and have the audio player access and play files? I really don’t want to have add a computer/router to the mix just to get a network stream going. Is this possible? Yes, you have […]

DS2422+ HDD compatibility

DS2422+ HDD compatibility   Synology 2022/2023 NAS and WD & Seagate Hard Drive Compatibility If you have been considering a large-scale business or enterprise NAS solution from Synology in 2022/2023, then there is a good chance you have heard about a relatively recent change in how Synology has approached hard drive compatibility in this tier […]

Can you break a RAID in order to transfer data to your new NAS?

This is great; thank you! Now, I just need to wait for the prices to moderate. Normally the next “power-of-2” size upward is close to, but less than, the prior generation on a $/GB basis. Not here (yet). Also, since a lot of folks are outgrowing the NAS’ that they deployed a few years ago, […]

How many virtual machines can you have on ds1522+

I was interested in you recent article about the forth-coming DS1522+ and am considering this as an upgrade from my existing DS918+, however I have a question about the Ryzen CPU and the fact that this only has two cores. What is the impact on only have 2 cores when running Synology VMM? Does this […]

How to connect Qnap via Thunderbolt directly

How to connect Qnap via Thunderbolt directly?   Qnap 72XT (and other) Thunderbolt models effectively plug and play. Once you connect via Thunderbolt, you will get an IP displayed on your Qnap LCD screen. You can then type this IP in your internet browser to connect. You can also download Qnap Qfinder app and be […]

Add Annke i91bf POE to Synology Surveillance station

Add Annke i91bf POE to Synology Surveillance station   Connect via POE/injector/ LAN Get IP address of the camera enable ONVIF (Network/Advanced settings/Integration Protocol/ Enable add ONVIF user Open Synology Admin panel/ Open (Install) Surveillance Station Open IP Camera app / Click add Select a camera and click Next Click authenticate and add credentials   […]

NAS file system, will it work with MAC and Windows PC?

NAS file system, will it work with MAC and Windows PC? NAS has its own file system. You will often find one of these being used  EXT4. BTRFS. ZFS. But this is nothing to do with your local file system on your MAC or Windows. If this is a USB or Thunderbolt direct-attached drive then […]

AFP vs SMB vs NFS: Which Is the Best Data Transfer Protocol?

AFP vs SMB vs NFS: Which Is the Best Data Transfer Protocol?   NFS is a protocol used to communicate between two Linux systems. AFP is for communications between Apple devices SMB is a Microsoft universal protocol that is easy to set up and use. You can enable any of these protocols on your NAS. […]

RS422+ vs RS819 vs RS820+

RS422+ vs RS819 vs RS820+ Hardware Specifications CPU CPU Model AMD Ryzen R1600  (VM Friendly)( Benchmark score 898 Single-Core Score 4910 Multi-Core Score) Realtek RTD1296  (Multimedia Friendly)( Benchmark score 255 Single-Core Score 895 Multi-Core Score) Intel Atom C3538  ( Backups, file server friendly Benchmark score 255 Single-Core Score 895 Multi-Core Score) CPU Quantity 1 1 […]

Adding a 4th drive to WD 4-bay NAS Raid 5

Can you please help me in deciding how can I build a raid 5 on my WD pr4100 4 bay nas.my question is if i want to build a raid 5 the minimum hard drives I can use is 3 if i initially put 3 drives and then later on add the 4th drive will […]

Synology NAS Firewall rule order

Synology NAS Firewall rule order. I need to know in what order firewall rules should go? Is it like most firewall rules that go from top to bottom? The order goes from bottom to top.   Here is how Only allow specific IP addresses to access DSM Go to Control Panel > Security > Firewall to enable the firewall and create […]

This site can’t be reached – PLEX not working on Qnap NAS

This site can’t be reached – PLEX not working   If you get this error message, you will very likely need to restart your PMS. You can do that by: -open Qnap QTS Admin panel -open AppCenter -open My Apps – stop Plex -start Plex   .             

How to update Plex on Qnap and Synology

How to update Plex on Qnap and Synology In the Plex server Admin panel there will be a notification about new Plex version availability. Click on ‘Server Update Available’ Click on download. It will automatically download the correct Qnap or Synology Plex update file.   You can then open Package Center (Synology) or AppCenter (Qnap). […]

Hard & Soft Reset a My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS

Hard & Soft Reset a My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS   There are two options to Reset a My Cloud EX2 Ultra device, both use the Reset button located on the back of the device (see illustration for exact location). Please see details and instructions below.   Critical: The following process is Not Data Destructive and will not impact user data on […]

Does Synology support Subject recognition?

Does Synology support Subject recognition? They used to recognise objects in Synology Moments app that was available on DSM6. Now with DSM7, there is only Synology Photos app available (Photo Station and Moments merged into one). If you need object recognition and Face recognition is not enough, then you can use DSM6 where this is […]

Synology RAM upgrade not working

Synology not recognizing RAM. Same RAM others claim to be working. Few potential things to try before sending your RAM back to the shop: -Try RAM installed before DSM7 upgrade -RAM not working because CMOS has an error from a previously tried the incompatible RAM (if trying few different brands) -HDD cache has logged failed […]