Synology Releases DSM 6.0, Compact NAS

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Tim Higgins

Synology logoSynology’s new OS includes betas for email service and virtualization.

Key features of DSM 6.0 include:

  • Virtual DSM (beta) and Docker DSM packages enable businesses to run multiple instances of DSM on a single Synology NAS
  • The MailPlus and MailPlus Server (beta) packages for secure, private mail service
  • Private cloud collaboration suite including spreadsheet and presentation apps
  • PetaSpace for creating a single shared folder across multiple volumes over 1PB in size, Snapshot Replication for multi-site backups and Hyper Backup for multi-version backup to various network and cloud targets
  • Revamped Cloud Station Suite with speedier performance, group permissions, and bandwidth control.
  • Redesigned Video Station and DS video with offline transcoding and support for more platforms, including Apple TV, Apple Watch and Windows 10.
  • Strengthened security with role-based access for non-root WebAPI
  • Btrfs file system support for NAS models with 64-bit processors, full-content search indexing and 64-bit architecture

DSM 6.0 is supported on a wide range of Synology NASes and is a free download.

Synology DSM 6.0

Synology DSM 6.0

Also announced was the DiskStation DS416slim. It’s a dual-core 1 GHz Marvell Armada 385 based compact NAS with four hot-swappable 2.5" bays, 512 MB of DDR3 RAM and two Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual USB 3.0 ports. It runs the just-released DSM 6.0 and will be available shortly for around $290.

Synology DS416slim

Synology DS416slim

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