Synology launches Disk Station Manager 5

By , source: Synology


Synology officially launched Disk Station Manager (DSM) 5, which can be downloaded as of today. This new version focuses on a new interface, with a cleaner and flatter appearance. Further, features have been added that should make managing a Synology NAS more intuitive. DSM 5 has a full screen interface for high resolution displays, and the accessibility over the internet has improved thanks to QuickConnect. In DSM 5.0 it is possible to access all the packages installed on the NAS.

The firmware has been optimalised for multimedia and mobile use. This should make it easier to organise photos and share videos. Video Station supports AC3 pass-through and media can be shared via Apple TV and Chromecast.

Administrators can quickly and easily change setting thanks to Central Management System (CMS). You can synchronise files in the cloud through Dropbox, Google Drive and Baidu Cloud. The Snapshot Manager offers a plug-in that allows it to be integrated in VMware vSphere and Windows.

If you use an SSD in a NAS device powered by DSM 5, read-write cache should lower I/O latency. Random iSCSI writes have also improved significantly according to Synology.

The NAS devices below can be used in combination with DSM 5. Visit Synology's website if you want to download it.

  • 14-series: RS3614xs+, RS2414+, RS2414RP+, RS814+, RS814RP+, DS214+, DS214play, RS814, DS214, RS214, DS414, DS114, DS214se
  • 13-series: RS10613xs+, RS3413xs+, DS2413+, DS1813+, DS1513+, DS713+, DS413, DS413j, DS213+, DS213, DS213air, DS213j
  • 12-series: RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS812+, RS812RP+, RS2212+, RS2212RP+, RS812, RS212, DS3612xs, DS1812+, DS1512+, DS712+, DS412+, DS212+, DS212, DS212j, DS112+, DS112, DS112j
  • 11-series: RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211+, RS2211RP+, RS411, DS3611xs, DS2411+, DS1511+, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS411j, DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111
  • 10-series: RS810+, RS810RP+, DS1010+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j


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