Synology Launches DSM 5.0

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Tim Higgins

Synology logoSynology has released its next-generation NAS OS.

DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.0 is Synology’s latest NAS operating system for its DiskStations and RackStations. Besides a revamped user interface, the new OS adds new features such as centralized management of multiple NASes and SSD read/write caching.

Key features include:

  • Overhauled user interface with high-resolution support for Ultra HD or Retina display devices
  • QuickConnect service now supports all mobile apps and most packages from Synology, providing remote connection without router configuration
  • Synology Central Management System (CMS) for managing "hundreds" of NASes through a single interface.
  • CIFS scale-out clustering to scale storage capacity up to a petabyte
  • Cloud Sync to sync files stored on Dropbox, Google Drive and Baidu Cloud
  • Cloud Station Client provides 2-way sync between different Synology NAS servers
  • Synology Snapshot Manager plug-in for VMware vSphere and Windows for application-consistent snapshotting
  • Block-level incremental backup
  • SSD read-write cache is supported to reduce I/O latency
  • Memory compression
  • Photo Station album tree views
  • Video Station now supports AC3 pass-through on Apple TV for better audio quality
  • Revamped DS file interface with thumbnail view, file archiving, and sharing links on-the-go.
  • DS video now allows users to save videos for offline viewing
  • DS photo+ for Android can now stream photos to big screen via Apple TV
  • DS audio and DS video for both Android and iOS now support Chromecast

Synology DSM 5.0 UI

Synology DSM 5.0 UI

Supported models include:

· 14-series: RS3614xs+, RS2414+, RS2414RP+, RS814+, RS814RP+, DS214+, DS214play, RS814, DS214, RS214, DS414, DS114, DS214se
· 13-series: RS10613xs+, RS3413xs+, DS2413+, DS1813+, DS1513+, DS713+, DS413, DS413j, DS213+, DS213, DS213air, DS213j
· 12-series: RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS812+, RS812RP+, RS2212+, RS2212RP+, RS812, RS212, DS3612xs, DS1812+, DS1512+, DS712+, DS412+, DS212+, DS212, DS212j, DS112+, DS112, DS112j
· 11-series: RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211+, RS2211RP+, RS411, DS3611xs, DS2411+, DS1511+, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS411j, DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111
· 10-series: RS810+, RS810RP+, DS1010+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j

Free download and live demo are available now.

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