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)
Setting up DSM we start with the screen above by using the find.synology.com shortcut.
Pushing through setup, we have the DSM desktop with package center, control panel, and file station ready to go.
Starting with package center, installed packages include Search, file Station, and authentication services.
Moving over to additional packages you can see even with this unit being ARM architecture, the library is full of options.
Beta packages include Synology Drive Server and Office along with TeamViewer and Orthanc.
The control panel offers access to much of DSM configurable menus including shared folder and users, network and security, notifications, power settings, and external devices.
Info center offers a look at the hardware including uptime and a dummy light for system temps.
Setting up storage, you can choose between performance and flexibility.
RAID mode supports include 1,5,6 and 10 along with JBOD and RAID 0.
The drives used for this review are Seagate IronWolf 110.