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Build your own Cloud with QNAP Network Attached Storage - Getting Started with Qsync

Build your own Cloud with QNAP Network Attached Storage
Building your own personal cloud? We take a look at some of the many services built-into your NAS appliance from QNAP. Let's go!
By: | Guides | Posted: Dec 26, 2013 2:02 am

Getting Started with Qsync




With the new QTS firmware or operating system from QNAP, they introduced a new set of applications to make is easier to access your files on the go. The basis of this was to ensure maximum compatibility across devices and aide in the user experience from those devices. The basis of the entire cloud operation on QTS lies within Qsync. From the menu system, we have the ability to setup Qsync for our PC and Macintosh devices, then additional access for mobile devices is configured through QFile.




Qsync is an application that installs on both Windows and Macintosh based systems. Here we have initialized setup for our test system on Windows 8.1.




Within the setup menu, we have to find our network appliance. There are two ways to go about this - we can search for the NAS or enter the IP address manually. At the bottom of the installer, you can change where you would like your Qsync directory placed.




We chose, in our setup, to use the search function. Here we the software quickly found the NAS on our network.




Here we are in the last stages of setup, where QNAP has put together an overview in each slide of how to use Qsync.




Now that installation is complete, you can see we now have a Qsync folder placed in our favorites. This allows us to drag and drop files from our PC to the NAS or vice versa and at the same time if you have multiple PCs or Macintosh systems connected, share files across the network with ease.

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