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)
The setup hasn't changed with Synology; you can use find.synology.com to load up setup from any web browser. After you go through initial steps updating the NAs and installing the latest OS, we land here, on the dashboard. From here, we have icons for Package Center, Control Panel and File Station top left we have the four squares which open up to advanced options and to the far right we have users, search and notifications.
In the control panel, we have file sharing and its options that include users and groups, shared folders and file services. Connectivity helps with quick connect setup, network settings, and security. System offers theme services, power options, and system update and last we have applications that include privileges, indexing, and terminal.
Storage manager gives an overview of disk and volumes creates, to the left we have volumes, storage pools, and SSD cache.
Package center offers a wide range of options to add functionality to the NAS. Synology designed apps include; Download, Audio, Photo and Video station. Down below we have a surveillance station and media server.