Wednesday, 7th July 2021
Synology DiskStation Manager 7 (DSM 7) was released on 29th June 2021. Right now, the upgrading process is still manual. You have to go to Synology Download Center, input your Synology NAS model, and choose your current DSM version to upgrade from.
I upgraded both my DS920+ and DS1621+, and my current DSM version for both is DSM 6.2.4. After clicking download, it will prompt you to download a .pat file. The file size is about 340MB.
Synology Download Center
Monday, 5th April 2021
Before we start the installation of Ubuntu Server to Synology NAS, you will need to download the
Ubuntu Server ISO image from Ubuntu.com. As of the time of writing, the version of Ubuntu Server stands at 20.10, and the file size is almost 1GB.
Once the download started, you can log in to your Synology NAS’s DiskStation Manager (DSM) to install the Virtual Machine Manager from Package Center.
Ubuntu Server 20.10
Monday, 29th March 2021
Synology started out having its own brand of RAM for as long as I can remember.
I covered them back in 2017. After that they went on to have its own brand of M.2 NVMe SSD (SNV3000), SATA SSD (SAT5200), and SATA HDD (HAT5300).
One of the reasons Synology introduces their own lineup of SSD and HDD is for compatibility. The SSD and HDD are optimized for use with their own Synology NAS with customized firmware. Also, when things go wrong, the users don’t need to contact different vendors. They can bring it all back to Synology.
Synology SNV3400-400G – Box Front
Monday, 22nd March 2021
I posted about
Synology DDR4 RAM last June, and at that time, there were only five types of Synology DDR4 RAM available, out of which only there is only one ECC SO-DIMM which is the D4ECSO-2666-16G.
With the launch of the Synology 21 series, Synology added two more ECC SO-DIMM to their range of
Synology DDR4 RAM. There are the D4ES01-4G and D4ES01-8G. Synology D4ECSO-2666-16G – Box Front
Monday, 15th March 2021
I decided to upgrade my slightly more than three years old 4-bay
Synology DiskStation DS918+ to the 6-bay Synology DiskStation DS1621+.
Back in 2017, DS918+ was the flagship Synology 4-bay NAS and that was replaced with DS920+ in 2020. Also in 2020, the 5-bay
DS1520+ got updated. Synology DiskStation Plus Series
Monday, 22nd June 2020
Synology DiskStation DS920+ is the highest end 4-bay NAS of the new Synology 2020 Plus series. Other models in the series include the DS420+ (4-bay), DS720+ (2-bay), and DS220+ (2-bay).
DS920+ has an Intel Celeron J4125 with 4GB of DDR4 ram. Intel J4125 is a 4-core 2.0 GHz (burstable to 2.7 GHz) processor.
Synology DiskStation DS920+ – Box
Friday, 19th June 2020
Synology DDR4 RAM has been available in the market for a few years now and it is mainly targeted at businesses.
But with the release of the Synology DiskStation DS20 Plus series for consumers, you can finally get the DDR4 RAM to go along with your new shiny DS920+, DS720+, DS420+, or DS220+.
Synology RAM D4NESO-2666-4G – Box Front
Monday, 15th June 2020
Synology DiskStation DS220j is an entry-level NAS from Synology targeting at users who wish to give Synology NAS a try or are new to the NAS world.
Ten years ago, I decided to switch to
Synology DiskStation DS210j from D-Link DNS-323 and I have never looked back since. Synology DiskStation DS220j vs Synology DiskStation DS210j
Friday, 14th December 2018
Synology Mesh Router MR2200ac was launched in Singapore this week at a recommended retail price of S$199.
You can get it from
Storage Studio on Lazada at a slightly higher price of S$220. Stocks are a little constrained right now but expect more stocks to arrive in January 2019. Synology Mesh Router MR2200ac – Three Units
Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
I am a huge fan of
Synology and I owned a few of their Synology NAS and Synology Routers.
Their operating systems,
DSM on NAS and SRM on routers, are the best I have used on any NAS or routers. Synology NAS Swag