Tyler's Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370 (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i3 8350K (buy from Amazon)
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB 4x8GB DDR4 3200 (buy from Amazon)
- Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i (buy from Amazon)
- Case: Corsair Air 540 (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
- Wi-Fi NIC: ASUS PCE-AC88 (buy from Amazon)
- 10Gbe NIC: ASUS XG-C100C (buy from Amazon)
- Thunderbolt 3: ASUS Thunderbolt EX3 (buy from Amazon)
Setup is aided by using Synology Assistant. After which you can run through setup as we have done in past reviews.
The desktop hasn't changed much, for this review we are using DSM 6.2 after an update to the NAS.
The control panel offers a single screen look at management controls broken down into categories.
The app section continues to be updated continually but keeps with staples like download, photo and video station along with newcomers Surveillance station and cloud station.
The storage manager gives access to tools to create volumes, disk groups, and iSCSI shares. You can setup SSD cache along with Hot Spare as well.
Resource Monitor shows you currently running tasks and apps while switching tabs will give access to connected users or allow you to check network speed limits.
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United Kingdom: The Synology DS1618+ Six-Bay NAS retails for £ at Amazon UK.
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