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Synology DS918+ SMB NAS Review (Page 3)

By Tyler Bernath from Feb 7, 2018 @ 10:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Synology

Test System Setup

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications


Synology setup hasn't changed since our last review. We basically have a wizard that guides you through setup, seen above.


DSM setup takes around 5-10 minutes depending on drives and starts with setting up server names and passwords.


The desktop for DSM6.2 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.


Inside the control panel, we have access to shared folders and user/group creation, network and security settings along with update and restore functionality.


On the dashboard, the top left will open up access to File Station, Resource monitor, and storage manager directly while also enabling HS manager and support center.

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