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Synology DS1517+ SMB 10Gbe NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jun 29, 2017 8:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Synology

Test System Setup

 

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications

 

 

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The Synology Assistant aides in setting up our appliance. Once installed this application will search your Network for any Synology NAS and start the setup process

 

 

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DSM setup takes around 5-10 minutes. It will ask a few questions about location and what packages you want to be installed and then commences those changes.

 

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The desktop for DSM6.1 houses a few icons to the left for installing packages and looking over your files in File Station. At the top left, you can click the four-square icon to get further options.

 

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Those options include storage manager, HA manager for NAS failover and support center to name a few.

 

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Control panel includes options for managing users and groups and even shared folders. You get connectivity options with network manager and wireless options if you happen to be using a WLAN adapter. Hardware and power along with indexing and external device manager are available near the bottom, and all NAS updates can be managed via the Update and restore link.

 

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Storage manager gives you volume and disk group access. iSCSI is also made available to this menu as is SSD cache and Hot Spare.

 

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The package center has a solid number of offerings including Synology's own apps seen above to the right.

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