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Synology DS416play Four-Bay Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jul 20, 2016 1:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Synology

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications

 

 

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Setup of DSM can be two ways; you can have the NAS download the latest install file, or you can do it manually. I normally just let the NAS do it, which tends to be about a 15-minute process.

 

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After setup is complete, you will see the DSM desktop. This desktop is fully customizable but starts with a widget at the bottom right that shows system health and the resource monitor.

 

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Above, we have just a few of the apps that can be installed with DSM. Of course, there is a rather large third-party portfolio as well including some popular solutions like Plex.

 

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The control panel is similar to other DSM 6 platform appliances.

 

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The overlay menu that you can get to by clicking the icon on the desktop looks barren compared the DS916+ we just reviewed, but it does house file station and the storage manager.

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