Beta program

Compatibility

Applied Models

  • 21-series:

    RS2821RP+, RS2421RP+, RS2421+, RS1221+, DS1821+, DS1621+
  • 20-series:

    RS820RP+, RS820+, DS1520+, DS920+, DS720+, DS620slim, DS420+, DS220+
  • 19-series:

    RS1219+, RS819, DS2419+II, DS2419+, DS1819+, DS1019+
  • 18-series:

    RS2818RP+, RS2418RP+, RS2418+, RS818RP+, RS818+, DS1618+, DS918+, DS718+, DS418, DS418play, DS218+, DS218
  • 17-series:

    DS1817+, DS1517+
  • 16-series:

    RS2416RP+, RS2416+, DS916+, DS716+II, DS716+
  • 15-series:

    RS815RP+, RS815+, DS2415+, DS1815+, DS1515+, DS415+
  • 14-series:

    RS2414RP+, RS2414+, RS814RP+, RS814+
  • 13-series:

    DS2413+, DS1813+, DS1513+

Release notes

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Hybrid Share Service is compatible with DSM 7.0 and above.
  2. Available on Synology NAS models that support the Btrfs file system and have 2 GB of memory.

    Applied models:

    • 21-series: RS2821RP+, RS2421RP+, RS2421+, RS1221+, DS1821+, DS1621+
    • 20-series: RS820RP+, RS820+, DS1520+, DS920+, DS720+, DS620slim, DS420+, DS220+
    • 19-series: RS1219+, RS819, DS2419+II, DS2419+, DS1819+, DS1019+
    • 18-series: RS2818RP+, RS2418RP+, RS2418+, RS818RP+, RS818+, DS1618+, DS918+, DS718+, DS418, DS418play, DS218+, DS218
    • 17-series: DS1817+, DS1517+
    • 16-series: RS2416RP+, RS2416+, DS916+, DS716+II, DS716+
    • 15-series: RS815RP+, RS815+, DS2415+, DS1815+, DS1515+, DS415+
    • 14-series: RS2414RP+, RS2414+, RS814RP+, RS814+
    • 13-series: DS2413+, DS1813+, DS1513+
  3. Each Synology Account approved for the Hybrid Share Beta Program will be given 1 TB of storage for testing.

What's New

  1. Allows immediate and on-demand storage expansion on Synology NAS by mounting a Hybrid Share folder on-premises.
  2. Supports accessing cloud-stored data via File Station, Synology Drive, or file protocols including SMB, AFP, and FTP.
  3. Supports mounting the same Hybrid Share folder on different Synology NAS devices to provide multi-site file access.
  4. Supports caching only active data on-premises to reduce the required storage footprint and lower access latency.
  5. Supports end-to-end AES-256 encryption to ensure data security.
  6. Supports converting shared folders to Hybrid Share folders to optimize the data migration process.
  7. Supports creating multiple Hybrid Share folders on C2 Storage to allow flexible storage allocation.
  8. Added a web portal on C2 Storage for managing Hybrid Share folders’ access to Synology NAS devices.
  9. Added the local data status column in File Station to let users know which files are in the local cache. User can releases local files manually to reduce the local cache usage.
  10. To learn more, please refer to the technical specifications.

Limitations

  1. Certain features are limited in Hybrid Share Beta:
    • The same Hybrid Share folder can be mounted on up to five Synology NAS devices concurrently.
    • Each Synology NAS device can mount one Hybrid Share folder at a time.
  2. CIFS/NFS remote folders cannot be mounted in a Hybrid Share folder.
  3. When connecting multiple Synology NAS to the same Hybrid Share folder, join these devices to the same domain or LDAP to synchronize file permissions.
  4. Hybrid Share is not supported in China.

Installing Synology Hybrid Share Download Tool

Please read the following before installing this beta software.

  1. For evaluation only - This beta software is for evaluation purposes only and should not be installed on critical equipment or in production environments. We strongly recommend reading the Release notes section before installing it. Synology cannot be held responsible for any damages, such as accidental data loss, caused by this beta software.

  2. Not downgradable - After installation of this beta application, you will not be able to downgrade to a previous official version of this software.

Before you start

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 7 and onward
  • macOS 10.14 and onward (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 and onward (officially supported 64-bit versions)

To install the beta utility on your computer

  • Once you have updated Hybrid Share Service to the latest beta version on your Synology product, you can install the beta version of Synology Hybrid Share Download Tool from Hybrid Share Service.
  • Alternatively, click one of the following download links to start downloading directly.

Windows (exe)

Mac (dmg) (64 bits)

Ubuntu (deb) (64 bits)

Release notes

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Supported platforms:
    • Windows 7 and onward
    • macOS 10.14 and onward (64-bit)
    • Ubuntu 16.04 and onward (officially supported 64-bit versions)

What's New

  1. Supports downloading the latest file version from a Hybrid Share folder directly to a client computer.
  2. Supports running multiple download tasks at the same time in the background.
  3. Supports decrypting a Hybrid Share folder from the client computer.