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Software Specs

DSM Web Desktop

Desktop Management Tools

System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 10 or later
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari 10 or later
  • Safari (iOS 10.0+ on iPad)
  • Chrome (Android 6.0+ on tablets)

Languages

  • Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazil, Portuguese European, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Thai

File Sharing

File Station

  • Drag and drop files between browser windows
  • Directly connect to a remote server or public cloud service within File Station
  • Browse and manage files stored on the Synology NAS
  • WebDAV/WebDAV over HTTPS/FTP/SFTP client
  • Share files as email attachments with built-in email client
  • Share files with other users on the same Synology NAS
  • Search files according to various criteria
  • Index various types of files for a more effective and efficient search result
  • Thumbnail and list views
  • Compress/extract archived files
  • Windows ACL editor
  • Remote Folder supports mounting folders on other SMBv1/SMBv2/NFS file servers
  • Photo Viewer and Video Player to view photos and videos
  • Audio Player to play music files
  • Set speed limits for specific users or groups
  • Transfer Logs
  • Virtual Drive to mount and access ISO images
  • Create sharing links to allow people without DSM user credentials to access folders and files
  • Create file request to easily collect files from others
  • Supports Recycle Bin

Windows, Mac, Linux

SMB

  • Supports SMB 2, SMB 3 end-to-end encryption, and Large MTU
  • Advanced SMB options: veto criteria, DirSort VFS module, symbolic links, wide links, MSDFS, Opportunistic Locking, SMB2 lease, VFS model, local master browser, multiple connections disabling (same IP address), strict allocate, SMB durable handles
  • Full Windows ACL support for complete permission control
  • Supports Recycle Bin
  • SMB server-side copy
  • Spares file support
  • Supports Time Machine
  • Use Mac Finder to quickly search the content of indexed files within mounted folders on your Synology NAS
  • Transfer logs

AFP

  • Supports Time Machine
  • Added extended file attributes support for color label/icon/extra information on Mac OS X
  • Use Mac Finder to quickly search the content of indexed files within mounted folders on your Synology NAS
  • Supports Recycle Bin
  • Transfer logs

Network File Service

  • NFSv4.1 (check the availability of different modules on Synology's official website)
  • Kerberos authentication and ID Mapping (check the availability on product comparison page)

Presto File Server

  • User account with admin privilege is required for accessing Presto File Server on DSM
  • Supports TLS and AES-128 encrypted file transfers
  • Forced encryption on all login credentials
  • Supports IPv6
  • Supports 2-step verification
  • Provides real-time monitoring of all transfer status on the Overview section
  • Supports kicking specific clients that are connected to the server
  • System logs and transfer logs can be exported
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual usage reports can be generated in HTML format
  • Reports can be generated according to set schedules and sent to designated email addresses
  • Allows servers to configure the total inbound and outbound traffic generated from all the connected clients
  • Supports in-app purchase of licenses or activating a 30-day free trial on Presto File Server
  • Supports centralized management to compress and encrypt all file transfers
  • Supports centralized management to set the maximum inbound and outbound traffic shared among all the clients connected to the server
  • Supports anonymous login
  • Supports usage through command-line interface
  • Sends an email notification if a client is disconnected from the server for more than 14 days 
  • Supports multiple filename conflict policies, allowing transferred files to be overwritten, skipped, or renamed when filename conflicts occur.
  • Supports automatically migrating license keys when a license is migrated to another clustered machine. 
  • Supports downloading files and client installers for all the supported platforms directly from Presto File Server.
  • Launched Presto Automator, which is a scheduling service feature powered by Synology Internet Transfer Accelerator (SITA).

Presto (desktop client)

  • Supports automatic reconnection to Presto File Server
  • Automatically remembers server address and account information
  • Users can check the box Remember password and can go to Settings to add, manage, and remove the information automatically remembered by the server
  • Set maximum upload/download bandwidth for specific clients connected to the server
  • Enable the file compression and encryption function for specific clients
  • Supports TLS and AES-128 encrypted file transfers
  • Forced encryption on all login credentials through TLS encrypted channel
  • Temporarily disables the file compression function for certain files after detecting that they cannot be compressed
  • Supports using the drag and drop function to upload or download files from File Explorer or My Network Places to Presto desktop client 
  • Instantly browse and manage the files stored on the connected server
  • Filter and search files according to different conditions
  • Provides transfer logs and system logs
  • Supports IPv6
  • Supports 2-step verification
  • Set the maximum and minimum upload/download bandwidth for specific clients connected to the server
  • Support SSL verification
  • Supports downloading a single file or multiple files to designated default folders by double clicking or right clicking the context menu
  • Supports usage through command-line interface
  • Supports executing Presto installer in .deb format on Ubuntu. 
  • Supports uninstalling Presto desktop client from Windows Control Panel.
  • Supports IPC framework to improve the efficiency of server–client communication

Presto Automator

  • Launched the scheduling service feature Presto Automator, which is powered by SITA and capable of automating high-speed file transfers between clients and multiple servers.
  • Supports creating and scheduling transfer tasks between clients and multiple Presto File Server.
  • Supports event-triggered schedules.
  • Supports checking a folder’s content during transfers to ensure data consistency on the server and client
  • Supports navigating to a local folder by clicking its local path on the overview panel.
  • Supports a comprehensive overwrite policy for filename conflicts.
  • Supports post-transfer action options including keep the file, remove the file, or move the file to a selected directory.
  • Supports blacklisting the file types that do not need to be transferred.

FTP

  • FTP, FTP SSL/TLS, and SFTP protocols
  • FTPS supports FIPS by using OpenSSL FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography module.
  • Bandwidth Control for TCP connections
  • Set speed limits for specific users or groups
  • Root directory for each user
  • Transfer logs
  • Supports Recycle Bin

Storage Analyzer

  • Volume and quota usage by users
  • Total size of files by owner
  • Volume usage and trends based on past usage
  • Percentage of disk space occupied by each file type
  • Size of shared folders
  • Largest, most, and least recently modified files

Cloud Services

QuickConnect

  • Supports DSM, Photo Station, Audio Station, Surveillance Station, Download Station, Cloud Station, Video Station, File Station, Note Station, and all Synology mobile apps
  • Ensures server connection efficiency by LAN/WAN detection
  • Ensures server reachability by QuickConnect hole punching and optional QuickConnect relay service
  • Offers a web portal to DSM management interface and Photo Station
  • Automatically adds required port forwarding rules on compatible UPnP routers

Synology DDNS

  • Register Synology hosted domain names
  • Heartbeat service for connection status monitor and notification via Synology Account

Synology Push Notification Service

  • Push notifications on Mac OS Safari and Google Chrome (with Chrome extension)
  • Push notifications on DS finder and DS cam
  • Email notifications from Synology mail service
  • Supports DSM system notification, Surveillance Station and Download Station

NAS-to-NAS data backup and synchronization

Hyper Backup / Hyper Backup Vault

  • Back up deduped data to Synology NAS servers running Hyper Backup Vault (See Hyper Backup)

Cloud Station ShareSync

  • One or two-way shared folder synchronization with Synology NAS servers running Drive or Cloud Station Server
  • Supports synchronization with multiple servers
  • Customize syncing policy to sync only specific subfolders or files, according to file name, type, and size
  • Customize conflict policies
  • Supports encrypted shared folders
  • Provides DSM desktop notification and notification emails.
  • Offers advanced consistency check

Shared Folder Sync

  • Sync selected shared folders to another Synology NAS in real-time (See our product comparison for more info)

Public cloud backup and synchronization

Cloud Sync

  • Two-way real-time data synchronization between Synology NAS and public cloud storage
  • One-way sync from NAS to cloud or from cloud to NAS
  • Optimized for backup with option never to remove data on the destination
  • Protect uploaded files with AES-256 encryption
  • Offers Windows and Linux decryption tools for data recovery
  • Supports multiple synchronization connections
  • Map multiple folders between the public cloud and the NAS in a single connection
  • Sync a NAS folder to multiple public cloud destinations
  • Customize the number of files to be concurrently uploaded/downloaded
  • Filter files based on file size, file type, file extension and filename
  • Enforce bandwidth controls on each public cloud connection
  • Supports read-only and encrypted shared folders on Synology NAS
  • Offers advanced consistency check
  • Convert Google Docs to Microsoft Office or jpeg formats in download-only tasks to keep an offline backup copy
  • Offers syncing history
  • Offers administrator mode for centralized user and cloud type management
  • Scheduled synchronization
  • Supported cloud storage services include:
    • Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS)
    • Amazon Cloud Drive
    • Amazon S3 compatible cloud services ( including Amazon S3, hicloud S3 and SFR NAS Backup)
    • Backblaze B2
    • Baidu Cloud
    • Box
    • Dropbox (including Dropbox for Business)
    • Google Cloud Storage
    • Google Drive (including Google Drive for Work)
    • HiDrive
    • hubiC
    • Megafon Megadisk
    • Microsoft Azure (Global and China)
    • Microsoft OneDrive (including Office 365 and OneDrive for Business)
    • OpenStack Swift compatible cloud services (IBM SoftLayer, RackSpace, RackSpace UK)
    • Tencent Cloud Object Storage (COS)
    • WebDAV
    • Yandex Disk

Hyper Backup

  • Backs up folders, packages, and DSM configurations in deduplicated image format
  • Retains up to 65,535 versions
  • Supports cross-version deduplication, renamed and copied file deduplication, and data compression
  • Version control:
    • Regular or Smart Recycle rotation ready
    • Version lock prevents a specific version from automatic rotation
  • Enable client-side encryption to ensure data confidentiality at the backup destination
    • Data and file name encryption with AES256-CBC
    • Keyring encryption with RSA2048
  • Enable client-side encryption to ensure data confidentiality at the backup destination
    • Data and file name encryption with AES256-CBC
    • Keyring encryption with RSA2048
  • Supports transmission encryption
  • Backs up encrypted shared folders
  • Customizes your own retention policies
  • Back up deduped data to the following public cloud destination with Hyper Backup
    • Amazon S3
    • S3-compatible storage (including SFR NAS Backup, hicloud S3 and Google Cloud Storage)
    • Microsoft Azure (Global and China)
    • HiDrive
    • IBM SoftLayer
    • RackSpace
    • OpenStack Swift compatible cloud services
    • WebDAV-compatible storage
    • Amazon Drive
    • Google Drive
    • Dropbox
    • hubiC
    • Synology C2 Backup

Glacier Backup

  • Back up data to Amazon Glacier (China Region and all global regions except GovCloud US)
  • Restore backup task at the file-level
  • Perform file-level incremental backup
  • Schedule backup tasks
  • Supports file-based deduplication within the same backup task
  • When deleting data which has been uploaded within the past 90 days, a task will be scheduled to automatically carry out deletion 90 days after the file uploading time. This reduces the total cost charged for deleting data that is less than 90 days old.

Cross-platform data synchronization

Cloud Station Server

  • Automatically synchronize files between your Windows, Mac, Linux computer (Cloud Station Drive), iOS and Android mobile devices (DS cloud), and Synology NAS (Cloud Station ShareSync)
  • Offers backup service for Windows, Mac, Linux computers running Cloud Station Backup
  • Keep up to 32 historical versions of files with incremental data
  • Roll data back to a specific point-in-time on a timeline with the Version Explorer
  • Respect ACL and Linux permissions
  • Sync multiple shared folders with up to 100,000 folders in total
  • Sync encrypted shared folders
  • Versioning can be disabled
  • Supports timeline navigation and specific point-in-time data restoration
  • Supports folder-level restoration
  • Customize version number for each shared folder
  • Restore versions from Cloud Station Server and Cloud Station Drive
  • Set user and group speed limit
  • Supports one-way sync to client devices with read-only shared folders
  • Client list to view connected devices
  • Live syncing status and progress on Cloud Station server and clients
  • Configure sync profile for each user to sync limited file size and file types
  • Enable Cloud Station Server for user/LDAP/AD/AD Trust Domain accounts
  • Supports IPv6
  • Enforce 2-step verification to strengthen identity security
  • Offers syncing log
  • Offers MSI, EXE, DMG, DEB and RPM installers for different computer platforms
  • Refer to the product specifications for maximum active connections on different models
  • Refer to the White Paper for recommended number of files to be synchronized on different models

Cloud Sync

  • Synchronize or back up data with public cloud storage (see Cloud Sync)

Cloud Station Drive

  • Syncing files between computers and Synology NAS with Cloud Station Server installed on Synology NAS and Cloud Station Drive on computers. (See Cloud Station Server)

Cross-platform Data Backup

Active Backup for Office 365

  • Supported on x64 Synology NAS servers
  • Supports Office 365, Office 365 Germany, and Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
  • Supports Office 365 Business, Enterprise, Education, and Exchange Online plans
  • Backup
    • Supported service:
      • OneDrive for Business: Back up files, file sharing permissions, and corresponding metadata such as the last modified time stored on OneDrive for Business
      • Mail: Back up data stored on personal, room, equipment, and shared mailboxes, along with their folders, folder structures, and attachments
      • Contacts: Back up data stored on Contacts
      • Calendar: Back up data stored on Calendar along with their attachments
    • Allow all or selected users within a tenant to be backed up in a task
    • Supports multi-tenant backup
    • Supported backup policies: schedule, manual, and continuous backup mode
    • Supported retention policy: keep versions for the number of days or forever
  • Restoration and export
    • User privilege:
      • All backup users can log in to Active Backup for Office 365 Portal
      • Users with admin privilege can restore or download all users' backup data
      • Users without admin privilege can only restore or download their own backup data
    • Data restoration
      • Drive: supports restoring a single file or folder at a time
      • Mail: supports restoring multiple mails or a single attachment at a time
      • Contact: supports restoring multiple contacts at a time
      • Calendar: supports restoring multiple calendar events at a time
    • Data export
      • Drive: supports exporting a single file or folder at a time
      • Mail: supports exporting multiple mails in eml or multiple attachments at a time
      • Contact: supports exporting multiple contacts in csv at a time
      • Calendar: supports exporting multiple calendars events in ics at a time
    • Backup data preview
      • Mail: supports previewing content of email with attachments
      • Contact: supports previewing a contact’s information
    • Content search
      • Mail: supports filtering email data by sender, receiver, subject, keyword, date, and content within attachments
      • Contact: supports filtering contacts by email address
      • Calendar: supports filtering calendar events by organizer, tile, and location
  • Management
    • Centralized management interface for monitoring real-time and historical protection of backup services, storage consumption, as well as data transmission history
    • Enabling account discovery for any of the four services allows newly added users with that service enabled on Office 365 to be automatically detected and selected for backup
    • Supports deleting service backup data of each user from Synology NAS
  • Storage efficiency
    • Single instancing is supported for drive and attachment data on Btrfs file system. Files contain identical content will only be transferred once and be stored on your Synology NAS with only one copy
    • Block-level deduplication enables files stored in Btrfs volumes to be deduplicated with its previous versions
  • Notification
    • Provide notifications in the event of backup task being canceled, failed, completed, or partially completed, and in the event where there is no sufficient space
  • Log
    • Provide logs for backup, restoration, account discovery, and setting changes
  • More information regarding Active Backup for Office 365 can be found here

Active Backup for G Suite

  • Supported on x64 Synology NAS servers
  • Management
    • Centralized management interface to monitor G Suite My Drive and Team Drive, backup status, storage consumption, and historical transmission
    • Account discovery allows newly-created users on G Suite to be automatically detected and selected for backup
    • Team Drive discovery allows newly added Team Drives on G Suite to be automatically detected and selected for backup
  • Backup
    • Allow all or selected users within a domain to be backed up with a task
    • Backup data stored on G Suite My Drive and Team Drive
      • Your files, file sharing permission and corresponding metadata include last modified time, folder color, and file description
    • Backup Google online applications
      • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings
    • Supports multi-domain backup
    • Backup policy: schedule, manual, and continuous backup mode
    • Retention policy
  • Restoration
    • Users with or without admin privilege can log in to Active Backup for G Suite Portal
    • Users with admin privilege can restore or download other users’ data
    • Users without admin privilege can only restore and download their own data
    • Data, metadata, and sharing permission stored on My Drives can be restored to the original or any other accounts under the domain
    • Data stored on Team Drive can be restored to any user’s My Drive or Team Drive
    • Supports downloading data to local
  • Storage efficiency
    • Single instancing is supported on Btrfs file system. Files contain identical content will only be transferred once and be stored on your Synology NAS with only one copy
    • Block-level deduplication enables files stored in Btrfs volumes to be deduplicated with its previous version
  • Notification
    • Provide notifications in the event of backup task canceled, failed, completed, or partially completed, and in the event where there is no sufficient space for backup
  • Log
    • Offer logs for backup and restoration events

Active Backup for Business

  • Supported on x64 Synology NAS servers
  • Management
    • Centralized management interface to monitor current backup status of Windows devices and virtual machines, storage consumption, and historical transmission
    • Supports image-based backup for Windows devices and virtual machines, and file-level backup for SMB or rsync protocol servers
    • Generate reports on customized schedule to monitor backup status
  • Windows physical server backup
    • Supports Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016 (Click here for more information)
    • Image-based backup to back up the whole device, including the data and system configurations
    • Agent-based backup (Download the agent on download center)
    • Supports incremental backup leveraging Microsoft VSS-based Changed Block Tracking
    • Supports multiple restoration methods, including bare-metal restore, file/folder-level restore, and instant restore to VMware or Synology Virtual Machine Manager
  • Windows PC backup
    • Supports Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 10 Creators Update (Click here for more information)
    • Image-based backup to back up the whole device, including the data and system configurations
    • Agent-based backup (Download the agent on download center)
    • Supports incremental backup leveraging Microsoft VSS-based Changed Block Tracking
    • Supports bare-metal restore and file/folder-level restore
  • Virtual machine backup
    • Supports VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, and 6.5 (Click here for more information)
    • Image-based backup to back up the whole device, including the data and system configurations
    • Agentless backup
    • Supports incremental backup leveraging VMware Changed Block Tracking
    • Supports multiple restoration methods, including bare-metal restore, guest OS file/folder-level restore, and instant restore to VMware or Synology Virtual Machine Manager
  • SMB protocol file server backup
    • Supports SMB protocol
    • Agentless file server backup
    • Supports backing up Windows ACL
    • Supports Windows VSS to ensure backup consistency
    • Supports file/folder-level restore
  • rsync protocol file server backup
    • Supports rsync 3.0 or above versions
    • Agentless file server backup
    • Supports backing up Linux POSIX ACL
    • Supports rsync module mode, rsync shell mode over SSH, and rsync module mode over SSH
    • Supports authentication with a password or an SSH key
    • Supports block-level transfer, encryption, and bandwidth control
    • Supports file/folder-level restore -Notification
    • Give notifications when a backup, restoration, migration, and backup verification task is canceled, failed, completed, or partially completed, and when there is no sufficient storage space
  • Log
    • Provide logs for device connection, backup, backup verification, device migration, and restoration events
  • More information regarding Active Backup for Business can be found here.

Note

  • Supported only on DSM 6.1.7 or above versions
  • If your NAS runs on DSM 6.2 Beta, please update DSM to the newest version before installing Active Backup for Business.

Desktop Backup

Cloud Station Backup

  • Back up data from Windows, Mac, Ubuntu and Fedora computers in real-time with Cloud Station Backup (See Cloud Station)
  • Supports NVDA screen reader on the setup wizard and the majority of the main app.

Mac Time Machine

  • Use Synology NAS as Time Machine storage for Mac computers

NAS Server Backup

Hyper Backup

  • Backs up folders, packages, and DSM configurations in deduplicated image format
  • Retains up to 65,535 versions
  • Supports cross-version deduplication, renamed and copied file deduplication, and data compression
  • Version control:
    • Regular or Smart Recycle rotation ready
    • Version lock prevents a specific version from automatic rotation
  • Supported destinations:
    • Local shared folders and external storage devices
    • Shared folders and external storage devices on a remote server
    • Public cloud destinations including Amazon S3, S3-compatible storage, Microsoft Azure (Global and China), HiDrive, IBM SoftLayer, RackSpace, and other OpenStack Swift compatible servers and Synology C2 Backup
  • Offers granular recovery
    • Allows single file restoration
    • Allows data recovery on Windows and Ubuntu using Hyper Backup Explorer
  • Backup repositories are portable:
    • Export the initial backup version to an external storage device and deliver the external storage device to the destination for data uploading
    • Reuse a backup repository by relinking
  • Enable client-side encryption to ensure data confidentiality at the backup destination
    • Data and file name encryption with AES256-CBC
    • Key ring encryption with RSA2048
  • Supports transmission encryption
  • Back up encrypted shared folders
  • Customize your own retention policies

Hyper Backup Vault

  • Avails itself to be the backup destination of other Synology NAS servers running Hyper Backup
  • Offers an overview of storage consumption of the vault
  • Launch Hyper Backup Explorer for browsing
  • Offers backup log per task

LUN Backup

  • Back up iSCSI LUNs to a local volume or another Synology NAS
  • Maximum number of concurrent LUN backup tasks: 1
  • Schedule backup tasks

DSM Configuration and Application Backup

Hyper Backup

  • Backs up system configurations and Synology packages to external drives, network locations and public cloud destinations with Hyper Backup. (Consult Hyper Backup help)

External Storage Backup

USB Copy 2.0

  • Automatically copy files and folders between your Synology NAS and an attached USB/SD storage device.
  • Trigger a transfer by hot-plugging a USB/SD device, pushing the hardware copy button, or running the application in DSM.
  • Flexible configurations:
    • Task type: Photo/Video Import, Data Import, Data Export
    • Copy mode: Multi-versioned, Mirroring, Incremental
    • File type filter: filename, file extension
    • File conflict policy: rename, overwrite

Snapshot Replication

Snapshot

  • Local snapshots of shared folders on Btrfs file system and advanced file LUNs
  • Schedule snapshot and customize retention rules
  • Remove or lock versions
  • Browse and restore snapshots in the #snapshot folder in all file services or File Station
  • View snapshot data in the Previous Versions tab in the Properties dialogue on Windows PC.
  • The maximum snapshot versions of all the shared folders is 65536 (the maximum snapshot versions for modules with 1G memory is 4096). View maximum snapshot versions of all the shared folders for different models
  • The maximum number of snapshots of each iSCSI LUN is 256

Replication

  • Replicate data to another destination by taking and sending snapshots to local or another server. The maximum number of replication tasks is determined by different modules of Synology NAS. For more information, please go to Synology's official website
  • Schedule replication and customize retention rules
  • Send the initial replication copy via the Internet or storage devices
  • Replicate data to multiple destination servers from the same source server
  • Statistics of transferred size and sync duration are recorded and displayed as a report
  • Overview topology of data replication
  • Supports port forwarding by customizing address and port of a replication task
  • Encrypt replication transmission
  • iSCSI LUN replication can be managed via Synology Snapshot Replication or VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. (Installing Synology SRA on VMware Site Recovery Manager servers is required.)
  • Pause/resume replication transmission to optimize bandwidth

Recovery

  • Restore to a previous version via various methods including common protocols, File Station, and Windows File Explorer.
  • Perform a failover on shared folders or iSCSI LUNs and make the replicas on the destination server writable when the source server is not healthy
  • Perform a re-protect action to sync data on the two servers again after performing a failover
  • Perform a test failover to make a clone and run all necessary tests in the event of disaster
  • Perform a force failover when the source server is healthy

Collaboration Suite

Drive

File management

  • Supports accessing and managing files via web browsers, desktop clients, and mobile platforms
  • Supports creating folders and adding files of any types from the local end and Synology NAS
  • Supports managing files with folders, labels and stars
  • Supports moving and copying items to a different location including Team Folders and folders shared by others
  • Supports sorting items by title, modified time, type, owner and size
  • Supports various view modes including list view, detail view, thumbnail view and tile view
  • Supports various hotkeys for efficient file management
  • Supports searching for files using various criteria including keyword, location, type, owner, labels, size and date
  • Customizable permission settings for folders and files to be set as private, internal or public
  • Supports advanced protection links to add password and validity period for public file sharing
  • The viewing, editing and managing permission can be customized for each account
  • Supports Team Folder, which any account with permission can access directly without extra sharing settings required
  • Support grasping major updates via notifications
  • Supports operation logs and log export
  • Supports downloading and restoring historical versions of file
  • Link any folder to Synology Chat channels to notify users of important updates
  • Administrators can set up user’s My Drive and Team Folder from the Drive admin console
  • Administrators can restrict non-admin users’ privilege to share files publicly or with specific accounts

Synchronization

  • Supports syncing files and folders between PCs and Synology Drive with Drive PC Client
  • All files in My Drive, Team Folder, and Shared with me can be synced to users’ desktop
  • Administrators can configure different sync profiles for each user to limit the file size and types that can be synced
  • Provides client lists for viewing connected devices

Administration

  • Keeps up to 32 historical file versions with incremental data
  • Folder-level restoration with timeline navigation is supported for administrators in Drive Admin Console
  • Administrators can adjust content indexing service’s scope for Drive folders
  • Administrators can customize the maximum number of file versions for each Team Folder or user’s My Drive
  • Administrators can disable the versioning function

Integration

  • Synology documents, spreadsheets and slides can be created in Synology Drive by installing the add-on package, Synology Office 3.0
  • Images and videos in Synology Moments can be managed using Synology Drive
  • Supports backing up the Drive package via Hyper Backup

Drive PC client

  • Drive PC Client is supported on Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu
  • Supports creating connections and syncing with multiple Drive servers
  • Supports syncing files and folders shared by other users
  • Supports double clicking on the tray menu to open files of any event in web browsers
  • Supports single clicking on the tray menu to open containing folders
  • Supports creating sharing links and advanced protection links for synchronized files
  • Provides minimalist tray icons
  • Open Drive in web browsers from the system tray 
  • Supports instant pausing or deleting of established connections
  • Supports filtering event and notification logs by server
  • Notified files can be opened in containing folders or synced from the corresponding notification logs
  • Icon overlays can be enabled or disabled according to user settings
  • Customizable notification settings
  • Context menu in local file browsers for adjusting sync settings or creating sharing links
  • Customizable permission settings for sharing links to be set as public/internal and edit/view-only
  • Supports proxy connections

MailPlus Server

Management

  • Provides mail services with SMTP, IMAP, POP3 protocols
  • SMTP authorization
  • SSL secured connection
  • SMTP relay with optional TLS secured connection
  • Multiple additional domains
  • Supports LDAP/AD account
  • Daily quota to limit each user's outbound mail
  • Create aliases for local users, groups, existing aliases and external mailboxes
  • Customization of auto BCC rules, SMTP/SMTPS port number, and the maximum size of a single email
  • Migrates emails from external mail servers:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Gmail
    • Outlook.com
    • Yahoo Mail
    • General IMAP servers

Security

  • Spam filter: Rspamd filter engine and DNS-based blackhole list
  • Spam engine supports Chinese segmenter to effectively detect Chinese spam mail
  • Use antivirus engine ClamAV to detect virus in mail attachments
  • Google SafeBrowsing database for detecting malicious URLs in the mail threads
  • Leverage third-party databases to enhance detection for malware, phishing contents and spam
  • Post-auditing and action policies for virus-infected mails
  • Threat Monitor provides security-related information:
    • General threat statistics in clear and interactive graphs
    • Real-time status of anti-spam and antivirus engines
    • DNSBL self-check result
    • Threat sources displayed in a world map
    • Statistics of blocked Inbound and outbound mail
  • Sender validation mechanism with SPF/DKIM and DMARC
  • Content Scan filters messages containing potentially dangerous content
  • Attachment filter to block specific file types
  • Message Content Protection (MCP) to prevent sensitive data leakage
  • Mail black and white list

Functionality

  • High availability architecture maximizes service uptime
  • High-speed full-text search for English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters
  • Personal auto-forwarding and auto-reply rules for each user
  • Customize auto-reply message

Monitoring

  • Records historical email activity chart (past 1 hour, 1 day, 7 days, and 30 days) with detailed information about the quantity of inbound/outbound emails
  • Mail queue monitoring
  • Activity log and security log
  • Usage analysis to calculate email quantity of the selected users, and to monitor the mail traffic by account
  • Archive logs periodically
  • Transfer logs to the Secondary Server for backup, or syslog server for central management
  • Daily report includes summaries of
    • Hourly traffic
    • Delivered/received messages
    • Deferred/rejected messages
    • SMTP delivery failure
    • Warnings
    • Quantity of senders and recipients

License

  • MailPlus Server comes with 5 email accounts by default
  • License page allows for license addition
  • Licenses are all centralized in Primary Server

System Requirements

  • Synology NAS memory: 1GB RAM

MailPlus

Organization

  • Physical mailboxes to organize emails.
  • Label management to assign multiple attributes to emails.
  • Filters automatically apply labels or move the incoming/outgoing emails to certain mailboxes.
  • SMTP and POP3 fetch function for sending and receiving emails on other mail servers.
  • Regularly auto-delete spam and trash mails before specified time or upon logout
  • Regularly auto-archive mail in inbox before specified time
  • Priority mailbox for showing emails from specific mailboxes or labels in one view

Customization

  • Customize wallpaper and theme settings
  • 2 column/3 column browsing modes available
  • Customize auto-reply messages for different senders
  • Customize display language

Contacts

  • Add local contacts or import contacts from CSV or vCard files
  • Export contacts to vCard files
  • Auto-complete email addresses when users are specifying the sender/recipients
  • Add contacts to a contact group
  • Star important or most frequent contacts
  • Search contacts by keywords
  • Shared address book displays contact information from Windows AD domain, LDAP server or local users
  • Sync contacts from external sources:
    • Google Gmail
    • Microsoft Outlook.com
    • Yahoo Mail
    • CardDAV servers

Integration

  • Create events and tasks in Synology Calendar from highlighted dates and times in mail (Synology Calendar must be installed on the same NAS)
  • Allow instant conversations via Chat plug-in (Synology Chat must be installed on the same NAS)
  • Open other collaboration packages (Chat, Calendar and Drive) via App Launcher

Manipulation

  • Smart search function to find and manage emails efficiently
  • Built-in stickers to enrich email content
  • Synology Web Clipper to save conversations in MailPlus to Note Station for further management
  • Attach files stored on Synology NAS
  • Save attachments to Synology NAS
  • Un-do operation
  • Keyboard shortcuts to view and manage messages
  • Convert large attachments to shared links

Administration

  • Allow users to fetch email from external POP3 mail servers
  • Disable OpenPGP for all users
  • Allow users to create shared links for large attachments
  • Edit and hide contact group names in shared contacts

System Requirements

  • Synology NAS memory: 1GB RAM

Office

General

  • Supports three file types: spreadsheets, documents and slides
  • Collaborate with multiple users in real-time
  • Interactive comments available to increase collaboration efficiency
  • Customizable permission settings for folders and files to be set as private, internal or public, and for giving users the viewing, editing, commenting or managing privilege
  • Practical, built-in templates for spreadsheets, documents, and slides
  • Supports customizable templates
  • File encryption supported to protect confidential file contents
  • Supports importing the following file formats
    • Spreadsheet: .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltx, .xltm, .xls, .xlt, .ods, .ots, .csv
    • Document: .docx, .doc, .odf, .rtf (installation of Document Viewer required for .doc, .odf, and .rtf to be imported)
    • Slides: .pptx, .ppt, .odp (installation of Document Viewer required for .ppt, and .odp to be imported)
  • Supports exporting the following file formats
    • Spreadsheet: .xlsx, .ods, .pdf
    • Document: .docx, .odt, .pdf
    • Slides: .pptx, .odp, .pdf
  • Use Synology Chat directly via the Chat plugin in spreadsheets, documents and slides
  • View file revision history and restore to a previous version
  • Back up the Office application using Hyper Backup
  • Copy and paste content via context menu with Synology Office Extension installed from Google Chrome
  • Zoom in and zoom out

Spreadsheets

  • Supports data validation, conditional formatting, defining range name, data filtering and spelling check
  • Supports freezing/hiding columns and rows
  • Supports data linking across different sheets
  • Supports selection of multiple rows/columns/cells
  • Supports more than 300 formulas
  • Learn more about frequently used formulas with examples at SpreadSheet Function List
  • Supports instant preview of formula calculation results
  • Supports preview of range and frequently used statistical information (e.g., sum, average, count, etc.) when selecting cells
  • Insert charts and images
  • Customize currency and date formats in spreadsheets
  • Printable spreadsheets
  • Supports filter view

Documents

  • Customize heading styles
  • Insert a table of contents, tables, charts, shapes and images
  • Image options including cropping, rotation, border style, and layout
  • Table style options including border color and width
  • Adjustable line and paragraph spacing
  • Supports revision mode
  • Supports spelling check and word count
  • Supports conversion between traditional and simplified Chinese
  • Printable documents
  • Supports showing outlines
  • Supports setting up page layout
  • Supports print layout for viewing documents with page separators
  • Supports header, footer and page number insertion
  • Supports spell check suggestions and personal dictionary

Slides

  • Insert text boxes, tables, charts, shapes, images and slide number
  • Image options including cropping, rotation as well as border style and layout adjustment
  • Table style options including border color and width
  • Adjustable line and paragraph spacing
  • Supports spelling check
  • Supports background color adjustment
  • Supports grouping objects and adjusting object order/alignment
  • Supports playing slideshows
  • Supports presenter view
  • Supports speaker notes
  • Supports built-in themes
  • Customize slide master
  • Supports spell check suggestions and personal dictionary

Chat

Instant Messaging

  • Communicate instantly on web browser, desktop client, and iOS and Android mobile devices.
  • For personal or temporary communication, you can create a conversation.
  • Create a channel for team-oriented discussions.
  • Use emojis and stickers to express yourself more directly.
  • React to messages using emojis.
  • Simple markdown code is supported on browser based Chat for formatting your messages.
  • Drag and drop a file in Chat to share it with your colleagues.
  • Encryption is supported for encrypting the messages in channels and conversations stored on the server.
  • Send push notifications by mentioning specific people in a channel using the @ symbol.
  • Delay push notifications in Chat by choosing to snooze for a set period of time.
  • Alarm sound for browser notification is supported.
  • Uploaded video and audio can be played directly in Chat.
  • Shared YouTube links can be played directly in Chat.
  • Page up and page down operations are available for keyboard navigation.
  • Add snippets in plain text or in code formats.

Information Management

  • Use hashtags to tag specific messages.
  • Use bookmarks to mark specific messages for your own use.
  • Pin messages to draw members' attention on certain discussion topics.
  • Set reminders to remind users of important messages or events.
  • Set schedules to send messages at specific time.
  • Start a discussion thread by commenting directly on a message.
  • Create a poll to effectively collect members' feedback.
  • Forward a message to one or more channels/conversations within a few steps.
  • Use various search operators to identify specific messages with the search function.
  • Within channels, Chat will filter out all files and URLs that have been shared.
  • Create guest accounts to allow external users to join the discussions.
  • Archive previous messages to control who can see them.
  • Promote personal conversations to private channels, allowing multiple members to join the channels.
  • Channels can be closed for channel management.

Integration

  • Incoming and outgoing webhooks are supported for integrating external information.
  • Type slash commands to trigger outgoing webhooks.
  • Supports bots to start a flexible one-on-one conversation with users.
  • Chat will notify you of comments, mentions, and shared files in Synology Office.
  • Integrates with the Calendar package, allowing the built-in bot named Synology Calendar to send push notifications about event invitations.
  • Monitor folders in Office by binding channels with folders in Office. Chat will notify you upon the addition or removal of files in the folder.
  • Chat Plugin is available for chatting on MailPlus and Office installed on the same Synology NAS.
  • Click the dates or time mentioned in Chat messages to create events in Synology Calendar.

Security

  • Encrypt messages before sending them to 3rd-party push notification servers, thereby enhancing data security
  • Supports checking the URLs sent to channels/conversations with Google Safe Browsing.

Chat desktop application

  • Supports desktop clients on Windows, Linux and MacOS platforms
  • Enjoy the intuitive and feature-rich Chat package. (See Chat
  • Supports automatically launching and/or logging in to the system
  • Supports the screenshot feature on the desktop client, allowing users to easily share the captured images to channels/conversations 
  • Monitor and manage file download tasks with the built-in download queue
  • Supports the built-in spell check feature

Calendar

Calendar

  • View the calendar by day, week and month
  • Hide calendars from the overview page
  • Share calendars with DSM users, granted the permission to edit or only view the events
  • Share calendars with public in read-only mode as a way of announcing schedules
  • Receive invitations from other DSM users and reply directly
  • Filter invitations by different participation status, including “Yes”, “Maybe”, “No” and “Awaiting”

Event

  • Create events on all the calendars you have permission to manage
  • Create recurring events with the repeat setting
  • Invite DSM users and non-DSM users to the event, and view their replies on Synology Calendar
  • Event reminder notifies you of the upcoming event before a predefined period of time
  • Daily agenda merges all events of the day from your calendars
  • Jump to a specified date to create an event on the fly
  • Advanced Search to quickly find events by keywords, calendars or dates
  • Notification Center allows you to view all event reminders at once

Settings

  • Customized date format, time format, week start day and time zone
  • The visibility of calendars can be canceled
  • Enable email or browser notifications

Integration

  • Supports synchronization with CalDAV clients such as Thunderbird, macOS, and iOS that are compatible with the CalDAV protocol.

Note Station

Notes

  • Create notes and categorize them into notebooks
  • Arrange notebooks into shelves (three-tier file structure: Shelf, Notebook, and Note)
  • Save web content from websites with Synology Web Clipper (a Chrome plugin that you can download here)
  • Edit notes with a rich text editor
  • Edit location information of a note
  • Display notes in card view and snippet view
  • Attach files of various formats to notes
  • Upload attachments by dragging and dropping from your computer or from File Station
  • Preview audio, video, photo, and document attachments with DSM embedded players/viewers
  • Insert and preview Youtube videos in notes
  • Restore notes from previous versions
  • Encrypt content and attachments in notes with AES 256-bit standard
  • Tag notes to manage and search them efficiently
  • Display a note in presentation mode
  • Use advanced search to search content with multiple criteria
  • Archive seldomly used notebooks
  • Share notebooks and notes via a shared link with view-only permissions
  • Share notebooks and notes to other Note Station users and assign view-only or editing permissions
  • Share notes via DSM built-in email application
  • Supports package backup
  • Supports LDAP and AD accounts
  • Resolve note version conflicts with note conflict handling
  • Use Offline Note Station (download Note Station for PC here) and Synology Web Clipper
  • Convert tables into charts
  • Apply heading format
  • Create Smart Notebooks
  • Include content of attached files of various formats, including PDF, Office, Open Office, and iWork file, in search results
  • Support previewing attachments in PDF, word, excel, and powerpoint formats
  • Supports internal note links

Import and Export

  • Export notebooks to an nsx file for backup or for importing to another Synology NAS
  • Export individual notes as .html and .docx files so that users without Note Station can read them
  • Import notebooks and notes from an Evernote .enex file
  • Import notebooks and notes from a Note Station .nsx file

To-do List

  • Add tasks to notes or add them independently to the to-do list
  • Manage tasks by specifying a priority, due date, and reminder
  • Set a reminder to get DSM notifications
  • Manage upcoming tasks by using the default categories: All, Overdue, Today, and Next 7 days
  • Add stars, subtasks and remarks to to-do tasks
  • Export/import to-do tasks for backup
  • Output to-do tasks to a new note

Multimedia

Video Station

Organize

  • Organize Movies, TV Shows, Home Videos, Recorded TV, and other user-defined libraries
  • Assign privileges for AirPlay/DLNA and DTV controlling features
  • Search videos by specific metadata
  • Online video information retrieval
  • Personal playlists: Favorite, Watch List, and user-defined playlists
  • Set video posters using image files stored in the same folder as video files (can be applied to “Movie” and “Others” video types only)
  • Retrieve online subtitles when starting to play a movie
  • Different display modes: Poster, Tile, and List View
  • Set up parental control rules to restrict video playback
  • Displays the watched status on each video
  • Share a video collection via a sharing link
  • Back up video information
  • Set a timing offset to sync subtitles with video playback
  • Adjust subtitle size and style
  • Control video playback and volume with hotkeys

Playback

  • Play videos within a browser for Windows PC or Mac
  • Stream videos to Apple TV via AirPlay (Apple TV firmware version 5.1 above required)
  • (Experimental) Play videos using a DLNA player (i.e. a DLNA certified Digital Media Renderer product). Supported file formats and subtitle display depend on the playback capabilities of the DLNA player.
  • Play videos with DS video on iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Apple TV, Android TV, and Samsung TV
  • Repeat playback for one video or an entire playlist of videos
  • Supports embedded audio track files for multiple languages
  • Enable AC3 passthrough on Apple TV for better audio quality
  • Stream playback quality (original/high/medium/low) can be adjusted according to network conditions (only on models belonging to Group 1)
  • Supports external subtitles and embedded SRT, ASS, SAMI, and SSA subtitles
  • Saves the settings of the last playback: subtitle source, audio track, subtitle syncing
  • Stream videos from Video Station to Chromecast with the Google Cast extension (available on Chrome Web Store)

Digital TV Live and Recording

  • Multiple DTV tuners are supported. Only one channel can be simultaneously streamed and recorded for each tuner.
  • Record DTV videos without EPG by simply choosing the channel and time slot
  • Watch DTV Live Stream on computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phone, and Android tablet (see more details in DS video specifications)

Video Formats Played by Browsers on Windows

When video streaming lags due to bad network quality, or the original format is not supported by the client software, video transcoding will be needed for streaming.

Streaming method Supported formats Requirements
Stream original format MP4 Flash Player plugin, IE9 or later, or Chrome
  MOV, M4V Flash Player plugin, or Chrome
  FLV Flash Player plugin
  3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, M2T, M2TS, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB, DTV Live Stream third-party VLC player plugin
Stream transcoded format (Original video quality and transcoded audio) MKV Flash Player plugin and a Synology NAS belonging to Group 1 or Group 2
Stream transcoded format (Downsampled video quality) 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MTS, MOV, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB, DTV Live Stream Flash Player plugin and a Synology NAS belonging to Group 1

Video Formats Played by browser on Mac

When video streaming lags due to bad network quality, or the original format is not supported by the client software, video transcoding will be needed for streaming.

Streaming method Supported formats Requirements
Original formats MP4, MOV, M4V Safari, Chrome, or Flash Player
  FLV Flash Player plugin
Stream transcoded format (Original video quality and transcoded audio) MKV Flash Player plugin and a Synology NAS belonging to Group 1 or Group 2
Stream transcoded format (Downsampled video quality) 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MTS, MOV, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB, DTV Live Stream Flash Player plugin and a Synology NAS belonging to Group 1

Video Formats Played by Apple TV

Streaming method Supported formats Requirements
Original formats MP4, MOV, M4V (without subtitles)
Stream transcoded format (Original video quality and transcoded audio) MKV, M4V, MP4, MOV (With external or embedded SRT, ASS, or SSA subtitle files) A Synology NAS belonging to Group 1 or Group 2
Stream transcoded format (Downsampled video quality) 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, MTS, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB A Synology NAS belonging to Group 1

See here for more information on video transcoding.

Moments

Organization

  • Supported image formats: BMP, JPEG, GIF, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, raw, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng), TIFF, PNG
  • Supported video playback formats: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MTS, M2TS, M2T, QT, WMV, XviD
  • Upload photos using drag-and-drop (allows a maximum of 2,000 photos per upload)
  • Upload folders through drag-and-drop when using the Chrome browser
  • View and edit the face recognition results in the People album (only available on selected models)
  • View the photos categorized by objects and scenes in the Subject album (only available on selected models)
  • Search photos and albums by keywords, tags, and dates
  • View photos in folder hierarchy and in the Folder View mode
  • Supports the option to display photos and videos in My Drive

Auto-created Albums

  • View the photos in the following auto-created albums: Shared, People, Subjects, Places, Tags, Videos, and Recently Added.
  • Name people’s faces in photos and merge or hide specific people in the People album.
  • Enable or disable the People, Subjects, and Places albums in Settings.

Photos & Albums Operation

  • Edit the date, time, description, and keywords of photos.
  • Rotate photos
  • Play slideshow in photo albums
  • Share photos and albums
  • Download albums

Photo Station

Organize

  • Supported image formats: BMP, JPEG, GIF, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, raw, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f), TIFF, PNG
  • Supported video formats for playback: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MTS, M2TS, M2T, QT, WMV, XviD, f4v
  • Supported video formats for download only: RM, RMVB, VOB
  • Supports people tags from Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Supports IPTC tags of photos
  • Search photos using keywords, time slots, or tags
  • Create smart albums to filter photos and videos by specific search criteria
  • Pin albums to user-defined categories in order to create different portfolios
  • Tag photos by using facial recognition (this is an experimental function, you can enable it in Settings)
  • Added support for watermark to help protect the copyright of your photos
  • Album tree view on left panel allows you to move and copy files by dragging and dropping
  • Specify which file extensions (e.g. RAW, NEF) to not be displayed nor generate thumbnails
  • Disable or enable thumbnail generation or video conversion for albums anytime
  • Personal Photo Station sites for each DSM user

Show & Share

  • Personalized theme
  • Display modes: Photo Wall, Timeline View, Map View, and Detail View
  • Photos and videos stored in the root folder of Photo Station can be set as public (the default setting is private)
  • Photo album privacy controls: Public, Password, or Private (available only on first and second levels of albums)
  • Browse photos via DS photo on iPhone, Android devices, Win 10, Apple TV, and Android TV
  • Various slideshow transition effects
  • Play music in the background during a slideshow
  • “About Me” page displays self-introduction, contact information, and other details
  • Personal blog
  • Online photo editors: Aviary, Pixlr Editor, Pixlr Express
  • Share an album or a collection of photos via a public sharing link
  • Advanced settings on publicly shared albums: color labels, area highlight tools, comments
  • Share photos to Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Google Photos, Plurk, Twitter, Qzone, or Sina Weibo
  • Share photos in a virtual collection optimized for display on computer and mobile browsers.
  • Share videos to YouTube

Audio Station

Organize

  • Personal/shared music library and playlists
  • Smart playlist
  • Supported playlist formats: M3U, PLS, WPL
  • Internet radio: SHOUTcast, and user-defined
  • Live lyrics display
  • Lyrics plugin to search lyrics from the Internet
  • Rate songs and categorize music by rating
  • Supports updating music tags from online search
  • Supports pinning music collection to Home
  • Supports indexing for CUE sheets to manage undivided album files

Playback

  • Listen to music with mobile devices, USB speakers, DLNA players (DLNA certified Digital Media Renderer products), multiple Bluetooth A2DP speakers, or multiple AirPlay devices
  • Supported audio formats for browsers (original format): M4A, M4B, MP3; WAV (IE doesn’t support WAV).
  • Supported audio formats for browsers (transcoded streaming): AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD
  • Supported audio formats for USB speakers, Bluetooth speakers, and AirPlay speakers: AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD (Native DSD is not supported)
  • Supports DSD over PCM (DoP)
  • Supports 24 bit USB DAC
  • Supports gapless playback when streaming to web browser (original files only), USB, Bluetooth and AirPlay speakers
  • Supports transcoding FLAC/APE, ALAC/AAC, OGG, and AIFF formats for DLNA players. Other audio format support for DLNA players depends on the player.
  • Share a music collection via a sharing link

Media Server

  • Works as a DLNA-compliant Digital Media Server (DMS) and streams media to DLNA-certified products.
  • Supported audio formats: AAC, AIFF, APE, DSD, FLAC, M4A, Apple Lossless, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless (The actual playback capabilities may vary depending on the DLNA/UPnP client)
  • Supported video formats: 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV,XviD, RMVB (The actual playback capabilities may vary depending on the DLNA/UPnP client)
  • Supported image formats : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO
  • MKV video transcoding (H.264 video remux) support for SONY TV and PS3
  • Transcoding APE/FLAC/OGG/AIFF/AAC/ALAC audio
  • Transcoding to ASF video up to 480p for XBOX 360, or to TS video up to 1080p for other DMA (available on select models only, see here for more information on video transcoding).
  • Customizable DLNA menu
  • Integrated the video information retrieved by Video Station into DMA menus

System Requirements

  • Supports DLNA-certified Digital Media Player products

Download Station

  • Supports download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
  • Supports encoded URL: Thunder/Flashget/QQDL
  • Download online TV videos with FLVCD web-downloader
  • Add RSS source, create RSS downloads and update RSS sources, open external links of RSS feed
  • Supports downloading from popular file hosting sites
  • BT search plugins to find torrents online
  • Watched Folder to monitor new torrents and start download tasks automatically
  • Auto extract downloaded files
  • Advanced schedule for BT and eMule downloads
  • Download/upload bandwidth control (BT/eMule/FTP/HTTP/NZB)
  • Supports saving up to 5 different BitTorrent search results.
  • View previews for BT videos and pictures
  • Supports personal notification to let every user set their personal email to receive notifications
  • Supports downloading tasks that require CAPTCHA passwords
  • Supports auto update of file hosting plugin
  • Degraded NZB files can be repaired with .par2 files

iTunes Server

  • Supported audio formats: AAC, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, FLAC, M4A, M4B, M4P, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR.
  • Supported video formats: MOV, MP4, M4V
  • Supported playlist formats: M3U, WPL, PLS
  • Optional password protection
  • Supports displaying album covers

System Requirements

  • iTunes 10 or later on Windows and Mac

Note

  • Home Sharing feature which requires you to sign in with an Apple ID is not supported.

Management

Active Directory Server

  • Support for Windows RSAT
  • Support for TLS domain controller certification
  • Support for custom NetBIOS domain names
  • DNS auto registration
  • Support for single domain controllers

Account & Privileges

  • Group membership and policies
  • Roaming user profiles
  • Account single sign-on
  • Home folder support

Security & Access Control

  • Kerberos-based authentication
  • Password reset via email
  • Password strength policies
  • Account lockout policies

Domain Clients

  • Microsoft Windows 7 and above
  • Linux

Central Management System (CMS)

  • Monitor the health and availability of managed servers
  • Receive system notifications from managed servers
  • Create server groups and define policies in order to apply settings to entire server groups
  • Keep each server up-to-date by performing software updates
  • Delegate administrator permissions to specific users or groups on CMS host, allowing delegated users to administer specific servers or server groups

Accounts & Privileges

  • Customizable permissions for individual folders and files according to users and groups
  • Application permissions for users, groups, and IP addresses
  • Encrypted login without SSL for web and mobile apps
  • Volume quotas to control the maximum amount of storage space used by each user
  • File transfer speed limits for users and groups
  • Self-service password recovery for non-admin users

Directory Service

  • Provider-consumer architecture
  • Password strength rules for LDAP users
  • Active Directory
    • Trusted Domain Support
  • LDAP Server
    • Google Apps Single Sign-On Integration
  • LDAP client
    • OpenLDAP
    • IBM domino
    • Customized Profile

Apps supporting LDAP/AD users

  • SMB
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
  • File Station
  • Network Backup
  • Cloud Station
  • Cloud Sync
  • Audio Station
  • Video Station
  • Mail Service
  • Surveillance Station
  • Personal Web Station
  • Photo Station
  • VPN Server
  • Note Station
  • Drive
  • Moments

System Requirements

  • Windows Domain: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory or later
  • LDAP server: LDAP standard version 3 (RFC2251)

Network Management

DDNS

  • Translate the domain name of your Synology NAS to an IP address
  • Multiple DDNS providers
  • Synology Heartbeat service DDNS server
  • Supports custom DDNS provider profiles

EZ-Internet

  • Express Setup: UPnP & NAT-PMP routers support
  • Advanced Setup: Log in to router with admin account
  • Supports custom ports for router port-forwarding rules
  • Provide router port accessibility test to ensure the forwarding ports can be accessed from internet

Maintenance

Notification

  • Send notification messages via SMS, email, or other push services when system status changes or errors occur
  • Customized event types that will trigger the system to send notification messages

UPS

  • Supports local UPS over USB (see the compatibility list)
  • Act as a Synology network UPS server, sharing UPS device status with other Synology NAS
  • Supports SNMP UPS device and management card

Resource Monitor

  • CPU, RAM, disks, and network usage status
  • Volume/iSCSI LUN usage status
  • Resource usage history
  • Current user connections
  • Status of file transferring managed by Speed Limit

Task Scheduler

  • Scheduled tasks can automatically perform the following actions:
    • Run user-defined scripts
    • Empty Recycle Bins
    • Emit beep sounds
    • Start/stop services

Management

  • Telnet/SSH
  • Custom SSH cipher list
  • Supports SSH hardware accelerated ciphers

All-in-one Server

SSO Server

  • Register multiple web applications or DSM to allow single sign-on
  • Supports 2-step verification

Proxy Server

  • Cache data to memory and disks
  • Access control to allow or deny any specific source IP or host name
  • Access Logs
  • Transparent Proxy for Wi-Fi hotspots

DHCP Server

  • Multiple subnets support
  • Address reservation of MAC addresses
  • Supports DHCP options
  • Supports vendor options

TFTP and PXE

  • Allow devices to boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support
  • Set TFTP client permission to read only or read/write
  • Set allowed clients by IP range
  • Supports downloading PXE boot loader files from remote TFTP servers

DNS Server

  • Master and slave zones
  • Forward and reverse domain resolution
  • NS, A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, SPF, SRV, TXT, PTR, CAA records
  • TSIG (Transfer Signature) keys
  • Split-horizon DNS
  • Supports Active Directory zone record management with Synology Active Directory Server package installed
  • Supports log search with types and content

Mail Service

Mail Server

  • Provide mail services with SMTP, IMAP, POP3 protocol
  • SMTP authorization
  • SSL secured connection
  • SMTP Relay with optional TLS secured connection
  • Multiple SMTP domains
  • Personal auto-forwarding and auto-reply rules
  • Customizable maximum size of single mail; auto BCC rules; mail black and white list; and SMTP/SMTPS port number
  • Historical email activity chart (past 1, 7 and 30 days)
  • Email activity chart by mail quantity and email service bandwidth
  • Create alias for local users, groups, existing aliases and external mailboxes
  • Spamassassin filter engine and DNS-based blackhole list spam filter
  • Virus scan in mail attachments with ClamAV (available on Synology NAS with 512MB or more RAM)
  • Mail service activity log
  • Mail queue monitoring
  • Scan messages for potentially dangerous content
  • Send daily reports including summaries of hourly traffic, delivered/received messages, deferred/rejected messages, SMTP delivery failures, warnings, and the quantity of senders and recipients
  • Daily sending quota to limit each user's outbound mails
  • Support LDAP/AD account
  • Supports SPF/DKIM and DMARC sender validation
  • Customizable auto-reply message
  • Use attachment filter to block specified file extensions

Mail Station

  • Webmail interface for Mail Server
  • Receiving mails from multiple POP3 mailboxes
  • Customizable SMTP server

Log Center

  • Events per second: 50-3000 (See our product comparison page)
  • Historical log activity chart
  • Archiving logs by specified time, number of logs, the data size, and different hosts
  • Download archives as HTML or CSV files
  • Proactive email notification according to log severity or specified keywords
  • Customize log transferring protocol
  • Customized log formats
  • Advanced log search engine
  • SSL connection
  • Log rotation: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year

VPN Server

  • Supported VPN protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP over IPSec
  • Connection list and management
  • Configuration log for audit trail
  • Enable VPN connections on selected LAN port
  • Privilege settings to allow VPN connections for selected users
  • See the maximum connections for different models

Web Station

  • Supports multiple HTTP server as backend server
    • Nginx
    • Apache HTTP Server version 2.2
    • Apache HTTP Server version 2.4
  • Supports multiple PHP versions as PHP backend
    • PHP 5.6
    • PHP 7.0
  • Supports multiple MariaDB versions for database connections
    • MariaDB 5
    • MariaDB 10
  • Personal Web Station for each user
  • Comprehensive management for Virtual Hosts:
    • Hosting multiple Virtual Hosts
    • Supports changing document root to different shared folders
    • Integrate DSM Security Certificate Management to offer different certificates for different Virtual Hosts
    • Integrate DSM Security TLS/SSL Security Profile Level to offer different TLS/SSL Profile Level for different Virtual Hosts
    • Supports HTTP/2
    • Supports HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
  • The maximum number of active connections depends on your Synology NAS model. Please refer to Synology’s website for details

Network

  • Static Route Multiple Gateways
  • IPv6 Tunnel
  • PPPoE
  • Mobile Broadband
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
    • UPnP Internet Gateway
    • PPPoE relay

Wireless Hotspot

RADIUS Server

  • Supported Protocols: PAP,MS-CHAP,PEAP,EAP-MSCHAPv2,EAP-TTLS
  • Supports multiple authentication user types:
    • Local user only
    • LDAP user only
    • Domain user only
    • Local user and LDAP user
    • Local user and domain user
  • Supports block list
    • user
    • group
  • Auth logs can be exported

Data Safety

High Availability Manager

  • Form a high-availability cluster with two identical Synology NAS servers in order to maximize service uptime
  • Automatic unexpected failover on CIFS/iSCSI/FTP/AFP/NFS service failure; power outage; storage space crash; data network disconnection
  • Supports Quorum Server to effectively minimize the occurrence of split-brain
  • VLAN support
  • After creating a cluster with Synology High Availability, the max number of volumes and block-level iSCSI LUNs altogether will be limited to 64
  • View recent system information, iSCSI Target connection history and file difference in each shared folder when a split-brain error occurs
  • Comprehensive management interface and easy-to-follow troubleshooting

Note

  • High Availability does not support DHCP Server, MailPlus Server, Peta Space and Virtual Machine Manager

Security

Security Advisor

  • Malware Detection and removal
  • Account and password, network-related, System-related security scan
  • DSM and packages version check

Firewall & Traffic Control

  • Allow/deny access to selected ports or services for specific IP addresses
  • Create firewall rules based on geographic region
  • Organize firewall rules into different firewall profiles
  • Traffic Control according to services and TCP/UDP ports
  • DDoS protection
  • VPN pass-through

AntiVirus Essential

  • AntiVirus Essential powered by ClamAV scanning engine
  • Full system scan
  • Scheduled scan
  • White List to exclude files from being scanned
  • Automatic update of virus definitions

AntiVirus by McAfee

  • Full system scan
  • Scheduled scan
  • White List to exclude files from being scanned
  • Automatic update of virus definitions
  • Available on specific models only. Please see this product comparison page to learn more

Auto Block

  • Block after specified number of attempts
  • Custom expiration time
  • Black and White List

DSM SSO Client

  • Supports Synology SSO Server
  • Supports OpenID Connect SSO Servers:
    • Azure
    • Websphere

Certificate Management

  • Supports the import and management of multiple certificates
  • Certificate encryption algorithm only supports RSA (ECC algorithm is not supported)
  • Supports multiple certificates for different services:
    • Web Apps (HTTPS) and WebDAV
    • FTP SSL/TLS
    • Mail Services
    • RADIUS Server
    • VPN Server
  • Supports the creation and auto-renew of Let’s Encrypt certificate

TLS/SSL Profile Level Management

  • Supports multiple TLS/SSL Profile Level for different services:
    • Web Apps (HTTPS) and WebDAV
    • FTP SSL/TLS
    • Mail Services
    • RADIUS Server
    • VPN Server

2-step verification

  • Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol
  • 2-step verification enforcement for admin groups or all users
  • Manage trusted devices

Storage Solutions

Storage Management

  • Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID F1 (Please check RAID calculator for the supported models of different RAID types)
  • Global Hot Spare for RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID F1 and SHR (check the availability on product comparison page)
  • Supports scheduling Data Scrubbing for RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID F1, SHR (composed of three or more disks), and BTRFS volume
  • Supports single volume or multiple volumes on RAID
  • Supports RAID Group (check the compatibility on product comparison page)
  • File system for internal disks: ext4, Btrfs (check the availability on our product comparison page)
  • File system for external disks: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, Btrfs, exFAT and HFS+ (check the availability on our product comparison page)
  • HDD Hibernation
  • Scheduled S.M.A.R.T. tests
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
  • SSD cache support (check the availability here)
    • Requires 2 SSDs teamed for read-write caching

PetaSpace

  • Shared folders can be created on a volume group
  • A volume group can consist of up to 10 volumes

Btrfs File System

  • Set usage/user quota for shared folders
  • Enable file self-healing to automatically detect silent data corruption, and to recover silent data error on RAID disks (RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10 and RAID F1)
  • Enable file compression to increase the flexibility of volume usage
  • Perform defragmentation on a volume to increase system performance
  • Supports shared folder snapshots and replications
  • Supports instants SMB server-side copy
  • Supports browsing read-only snapshots
  • Supports Windows Previous Versions feature
  • Supports NFS version 2, 3, 4, and 4.1 protocol
  • Supports NFS 4.1 multipathing

Note

  • For more information on the applied Synology NAS models of the Btrfs file system, please refer to here.

Virtualization

iSCSI LUN Snapshot and Clone

  • Supports instant snapshot and restoration
  • Each LUN supports up to 256 snapshots
  • Scheduled LUN snapshots
  • LUN snapshot can be cloned and mounted as a regular LUN
  • Restore LUN from snapshot
  • Each LUN can perform one snapshot or clone task at the same time
  • Up to eight concurrent LUN snapshot/clone tasks
  • iSCSI LUN Snapshot and Clone are available on specific models only. Please see this product comparison page to learn more
  • Synology Snapshot Manager is available on VMware vSphere 5.1 or later, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016 for taking application consistent snapshot
  • On VMware vSphere, Synology Snapshot Manager supports up to 3 maximum concurrent snapshot tasks
  • Storage Replication Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager

Virtual Machine Manager

  • Run multiple instances of virtual machines on a cluster of multiple Synology NAS servers
  • 4GB RAM or more is required to run Virtual DSM
  • Virtual Machine Manager is not supported on hosts running Synology High Availability
  • The maximum number of virtual machines per host is 48, and is subject to system memory. Learn more

The following features require Virtual Machine Manager Pro License:

  • Perform live migration of virtual machines by relocating a virtual machine from one host to another without interruption
  • Supports High Availability of virtual machines for clusters with more than 3 hosts
  • Supports Protection Plan to protect virtual machines with scheduled snapshot and replication

Surveillance

Surveillance Station

  • Supported multiple channel live view and alert suspicious behavior immediately with live view analytics.
  • Timeline panel can pay back multiple recordings from different cameras at the same time.
  • Over 6000 IP cameras from 100 renowned brands have been integrated, and the ONVIF is also be supported on the Surveillance Station.
  • Integrating with Transaction device, I/O module and Door controller to enhance automate management and regional security.
  • Supported multi-site and multi-server surveillance deployments up to 300 recorder servers and 5000 IP cameras.
  • Supported on major browsers, Surveillance Station Client with Windows and Mac, and DS cam with iOS and Android.
  • Please see more details in Surveillance Station

Drive

File Management

Android iOS
Browse and manage files on the linked Synology Drive
Create folders and upload files
Download files
Share files and folders
Switch between list view and grid view
Search with multiple criteria
Grasp notifications
Label management
Cache management 
Add files to third-party apps from Synology Drive 
Add files to Synology Drive from third-party apps or albums
Send file copies to third-party apps 

File formats supported for viewing

Android iOS
Documents htm, html doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, txt, xls, xlsx, htm, html, iWork files (key, key.zip, numbers, numbers.zip, pages, pages.zip)
Images jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, tiff
Videos Third-party apps mp4, m4v, mov
Audio files mp3, mp4, flac, ogg, wav, m4a, 3gp, acc mp3, m4a, aa, aiff, aifc, aif, wav, aac, m4b, m4p, m4r, 3gp
Synology Office files document, spreadsheet, slides document, spreadsheet, slides

Notes:

  • On Android devices, documents of common formats (such as doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, txt, xls, xlsx) and files of formats not listed above can be opened via third-party apps.

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation/RackStation running DSM 6.1.3+
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running on iOS 9.0+
  • Devices running Android 5.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities (Issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices.)

Chat

Instant messages

Android iOS
Send text messages to your colleagues
Emojis and stickers are supported
React to messages using emojis
Create conversations for personal or temporary communication
Create a channel for team-oriented discussions
Create a bot conversation for automated information communication
Encryption is supported for encrypting the messages in channels and conversations
Mention someone in a channel using the @ symbol
Delay push notifications in Chat by choosing to snooze for a set period of time
Offline mode for read-only view is supported in Chat

Information Management

Android iOS
Use hashtags to tag specific messages
Use bookmarks to mark specific messages for your own use
Pin messages to draw members' attention on certain discussion topics
Set reminders to remind users of important messages
Set schedules to send messages at specific time
Start a discussion thread by commenting directly on a message
Create a poll to effectively collect members' feedback
Forward a message to one or more channels/conversations within a few steps
Use various search operators to identify specific messages with the search function
Within normal channels, Chat will filter out all files and URLs that have been shared
Sharing images/files/URLs/texts from other apps to Chat is supported.
Allow external users to sign in with guest accounts
Promote personal conversations to private channels

Security

Android iOS
Set passcode for data protection (Fingerprint scanner supported)
Supports checking the URLs sent to channels/conversations with Google Safe Browsing

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running DSM 6.0.1+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 8.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.4+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Browsers: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer

DS note

Notes and Todo lists

Android iOS
Create, delete, move notes and edit note information
Rich HTML editing (offline editing supported)
Handwrite notes
Add attachments to notes: select from Camera Roll, recorded from Microphone and Camera
Add attachments to notes: select files on your device file system
Add attachments to notes via Document provider
-insert files on your Synology NAS or from other cloud storages
Encrypt notes (password protected)
Create/ notebooks and subnotebooks (shelves)
Apply tags and shortcuts
Advanced search with multiple criteria
Create and manage Tasks
Supports internal note links
Insert images from photo management apps
Search through text in individual notes

Web clipper

Android iOS
Recommended browsers Chrome Safari
Content clipped: full and simplified

Management

Android iOS
Share notes and notebooks via shared links
Share notes and notebooks with Note Station user and groups
Restore notes from previous versions (history) or from Recycle Bin
Send notes via email
Export notebooks
Smart Notebooks

Others

Android iOS
Widget
Delete attachments upon leaving the app
Background sync *at intervals defined by the iOS system
HTTPS connection
Apple Watch

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Note Station 1.1+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 9.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.1+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices

DS audio

Direct streaming (to handset)

Android iOS Windows Phones
Supported audio formats AAC, AIF, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless (ALAC), FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3; WAV, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD
Audio formats played natively AAC, FLAC, non-alac M4A, M4B, MP3; WAV, Ogg Vorbis AAC, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless (ALAC), M4A, M4B, MP3; WAV AAC, AMR, M4A, M4B, MP3; WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, 3GP, 3G2, more details
Force transcoding on select file formats
-to reduce bandwidth requirements and used storage space
Choose transcoding format:
-to MP3 or WAV
-available on select models (see below)
Streaming quality options:
-auto, high (320kbps)/medium (192kbps)/low (128kbps)
-available on select models (see below)
Streaming Internet Radio: SHOUTcast, and user-defined
Dynamic lyrics (for files with timestamps)
Download songs
-auto-caching of played music
-manual downloads
Download playlists
Equaliser

Streaming to TV/media players

Android iOS Windows Phones
AirPlay native iOS feature
Bluetooth native iOS feature
Chromecast
Remote mode: USB speakers, Bluetooth A2DP speakers, DLNA players (DLNA certified Digital Media Renderer products), or multiple AirPlay/multiple Bluetooth devices
Edit Multiple Airplay/Bluetooth device groups

Playlists

Android iOS Windows Phones
Create, edit, and delete playlists create only
Rate your music and access playlists of rated songs
"Recently played" and “Most Often Played” playlists
Support for .CUE sheets

Others

Android iOS Windows Phones
Home: supports My Pins and Recommended Genre
Share songs/playlists via links
Gapless playback
- supported streaming to the device and to Airplay or attached USB speakers
"Shake for next song" option
Sleep timer
Search with results sorted by Artists, Albums, Songs unsorted results
Add / play the content of folders recursively
Supports HTTPS

Models which support streaming quality options

  • 19 series: RS1619xs+, RS1219+, DS1819+, DS119j
  • 18 series: FS1018, RS3618xs, RS818RP+, RS818+, RS2818RP+, RS2418RP+, RS2418+, DS3018xs, DS418play, DS218play, DS918+, DS718+, DS418j, DS418, DS218j, DS218+, DS218, DS1618+, DS118
  • 17 series: RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+, RS217, RS18017xs+, DS3617xs, DS1817+, DS1817, DS1517+, DS1517
  • 16 series: RS816, RS2416RP+, RS2416+, RS18016xs+, DS416play, DS216play, DS916+, DS716+II, DS716+, DS416slim, DS416j, DS416, DS216se, DS216j, DS216+II, DS216+, DS216, DS116
  • 15 series: RS815RP+, RS815+, RS815, RC18015xs+, DS3615xs, DS2015xs, DS415play, DS715, DS415+, DS2415+, DS215j, DS215+, DS1815+, DS1515+, DS1515, DS115j, DS115
  • 14 series: RS3614xs, RS3614RPxs, RS814RP+, RS814+, RS814, RS3614xs+, RS2414RP+, RS2414+, RS214, DS214play, DS414slim, DS414j, DS414, DS214se, DS214+, DS214, DS114, EDS14
  • 13 series: RS3413xs+, RS10613xs+, DS713+, DS413, DS2413+, DS213j, DS213+, DS1813+, DS1513+
  • 12 series: RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS812RP+, RS812+, RS2212RP+, RS2212+, DS3612xs, DS712+, DS412+, DS1812+, DS1512+
  • 11 series: RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211RP+, RS2211+, DS3611xs, DS411+II, DS411+, DS2411+, DS1511+
  • 10 series: RS810RP+, RS810+, DS710+, DS410, DS210+, DS110+, DS1010+
  • 9 series: RS409RP+, RS409+, DS509+, DS409+, DS209+II, DS209+, DS109+

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Audio Station 6.0.0+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 9.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.4+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone software updates will no longer be provided by Synology since May 11, 2018.

DS video

Direct streaming

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Browse and stream videos All common formats with MX Player installed on the device All common formats with DS file 5.2+ installed on the device All common formats with MX Player installed on the device See specs of your Apple TV model for exact capabilites MP4, WMV for DiskStations with transcoding, see here All common formats with VLC Player installed on the device See specs of your Roku player for exact capabilities See specs of your TV model for exact capabilities
Download videos
-you can download videos of any format by offline transcoding
(Models in Group 2 can only download iOS native format)
Select audio tracks
-inbuilt player, DS file player or Airplay device only
Online subtitle search
Subtitle support
-external and embedded .SRT, .ASS, .SSA
-streaming not supported to DLNA/Apple TV
Playback quality options: Auto, high/medium/low**
Enable trancoding/remuxing Only transcoding Group 1 only Group 1 only Group 1 only Group 1 only

Streaming to TV/media players

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Airplay
- in the mobile device's network
DLNA/Airplay
-in the DiskStation's network
-supported file formats depend on the playback capabilities of the DLNA player
Chromecast
-detected in the same network as the device

Digital TV

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Live stream TV channels
View the Electronic Program Guide (multiple tuners support)
Define recording tasks
- time, duration, frequency
Manage recording schedule

Managing your video collection

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Manage movie collections
-“Favorites”, “Watchlist” and user-defined collections
favourites/watchlist only favourites/watchlist only
View and edit the watched status of videos
Sorting options
-under All category
Show last watched episode of a TV show
Parental control: Enter a PIN code to watch restricted videos
Advanced Search: combine multiple filters and keywords keyword search + filter keyword search + filter
Create Smart collections
Delete videos

Others

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Share public links to your videos via email/social networks
Continuous play
-next video of a collection or episode of a TV show plays automatically
remote mode only
Just watched filter
QuickConnect support
HTTPS connection for browsing/recording (streaming only available with HTTP)

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Video Station 2.2.0+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 9.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.4+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone software updates will no longer be provided by Synology since May 11, 2018.
  • Windows 10 tablets and laptops (Universal Windows Platform)
  • Apple TV running on tvOS 9.0+
  • Compatible devices running on Android TV 5.0+
  • Samsung Smart TV: Details here
  • Owing to Roku's announcement to sunset the legacy Roku SDK since 2019, the availability of and support for DS video for Roku will be terminated as of Dec. 31, 2018

Moments

Photo & Album Management

iOS Android
View photos in a timeline format sorted by year, month, or day
Quickly jump to specific time period with the time indicator shown on the scrollbar
Create albums
Set the album cover
Play videos Video formats played natively
Search by keywords (people's name, subjects, tags, places, etc)
Manage search history
Download multiple photos and videos
Name people's faces in the People album*

Backup & Upload

iOS Android
Backup photos and videos
Backup only in charging mode
View the recently uploaded photos and videos
Convert photos in HEIC format to JPEG format when uploading photos with devices running on iOS 11+

Share

iOS Android
Share photos to other applications
Create share links for albums
Create share links for photos or videos

Advanced

iOS Android
Super-resolution Devices with A9 GPU or above running on iOS 11+
QuickConnect
HTTPS connection
- Video streaming requires trusted certification under HTTPS connection
2-step authentication

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Moments 1.0.0+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 9.0+
  • Device running Android 5.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Image recognition is supported on selected models

DS photo

Viewing and Mirroring

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
Browse, play, and start slideshow of photos/videos
Light Box to view key photo information
-title, description, comments, tags, metadata, gps info
Timeline to browse albums chronologically
View Tags, Smart albums, and Categories
Send photos to Apple TV (AirPlay)
Send photos and video to DLNA TV, Chromecast
Add and view comments of photos and videos

Album Management

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
Modify photo /video info (title and description)
Delete photos and videos
Move photos/videos between albums
Upload photos and videos videos: only from camera
Apply/remove general and location tags
Photo album privacy controls: public/password/private
-on first and second level of albums
Search by keywords (on title and description)
Filter out on filenames and tags to quickly find photos

Photo Backup

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
Upload photos and videos automatically
Background upload by defining geofences (iOS7+)
Convert photos in HEIC format to JPEG format when uploading photos with devices running on iOS 11+
Recently uploaded list

Sharing and Downloading

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
Save single photo to mobile device
Download albums for offline viewing (photos only)
Share an album publicly photos only photos only
Share pictures via email
Share pictures to social networks, or via links (public sharing)
(except social network)

Others

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
HTTPS connection
- Video streaming requires trusted certification under HTTPS connection

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Photo Station 6.6.0+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 9.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.4+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone software updates will no longer be provided by Synology since May 11, 2018.
  • Windows 10 tablets and laptops (Universal Windows Platform)
  • Apple TV running on tvOS 9.0+
  • Compatible devices running on Android TV 5.0+

DS cloud

Synchronisation

Android iOS
Sync files between mobile devices and your Synology NAS automatically
-files up to 10GB
Select folders on multiple Synology NAS
-Cloud Station 2.2 (for DSM 4.3) or Cloud Station 3.x (for DSM 5.x)
Select folders from device's storage to sync them with folders on the Synology NAS
-restricted to DS cloud's designated folder on externalSD card on Android 4.4+
Share links of individual files
View files which have been recently modified, and the synchronisation progress
View "Recently Opened" files for easy access

Control of sync process

Android iOS
Sync options per folder:
-subfolder sync
-maximum file size
-file formats
Index media files after sync
Sync on Wi-Fi connections only
Pause sync of a connection
Background sync by defining Geofences (iOS7+)
Disable background sync to reduce data and power consumptions

Others

Android iOS
Subtitle support with .srt files placed within the video folder
Search files in current folder
Document provider
-browse, open and edit files on your Synology NAS with third-party apps
-access other cloud storages
Android 4.0+ only iOS 8.0+ only

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Cloud Station 3.2+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices

DS file

File Management

Android iOS Windows Phones
Browse and manage files on the linked Synology NAS or local files of the mobile device
Favorites list for easy access
Share file/folder links with password protection and expiry date
Compress/extract archived files
Advanced search with multiple criteria
Upload files photos only
Download files
Pin Files
Photo Backup

Viewing files and Mirroring

Android iOS Windows Phones
Open and view documents directly
Swipe between photos
Play video and audio files
Airplay support (from Apple Control Center)
Subtitle support with .srt, .ass, ssa files placed within the video folder
Document provider
-browse, open and edit files on your Synology NAS with third-party apps
-access other cloud storages
Android 4.0+ only iOS 8.0+ only

Streaming Capabilities

Android iOS Windows Phones
Audio MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC (3.1 or above), OGG (2.2 or above). Other formats will depend on the player installed AAC, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, M4A, M4B, MP3, M4P, M4R, 3GP, WAV (played by DS file). WMA, OGG, ACC, FLAC, APE, FLV (Opened by third-party player) MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC (bitrates above 256 Kbps will play depending on the phone's capabilities)
Video MP4. Other formats will depend on player installed 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB (video codecs: H.263, H. 264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4; audio codecs: MP3, AAC-LC, AC3) MP4, WMV (codecs: H.264, AAC/MP3)

Others

Android iOS Windows Phones
Eject USB drives
HTTPS connection

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running DSM 5.2+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone software updates will no longer be provided by Synology since May 11, 2018.

DS get

Task management and RSS

Android Windows Phones
View and manage list of download tasks
Selection of files within a torrent
Select the destination folders for your downloads
BT search to easily find torrents online
Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Supported encoded URL: Thunder/Flashget/QQDL
Create RSS downloads and update RSS sources
Open external link of RSS feed
Download tasks that require CAPTCHA passwords
Download tasks by uploading torrents

Browser

Android Windows Phones
Bookmark pages with the built-in web-browser
Create downloads from external browsers Chrome Internet Explorer

Settings

Android Windows Phones
Download/upload bandwidth control (BT/eMule/FTP/HTTP/NZB)
Advanced schedule for BT and eMule downloads
HTTPS connection

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Download Station 3.5+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone software updates will no longer be provided by Synology since May 11, 2018.

DS finder

Managing DiskStations

Android iOS Windows Phones
Search for all Synology NAS within the local area network
Install Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM)
Set up QuickConnect
Install featured apps
Monitor the current status of the Synology NAS
Receive system push notifications from Synology NAS on the "Favorite" list
Locate a Synology NAS with its built-in beeper
Restart/shut down Synology NAS remotely
Start up the Synology NAS remotely with WOL function (only for certain models and routers)

Others

Android iOS Windows Phones
HTTPS connection
2-step authentication with šTime-based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running DSM 5.2+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone software updates will no longer be provided by Synology since May 11, 2018.

DSM mobile

DSM mobile

Android iOS
Manage users and groups (create and delete accounts, define privileges)
Manage shared folders on the Synology NAS (create and delete, define access rights for users)
Enable LAN and Internet services of DSM
Enable and manage the Auto Block function
Enable packages in the Package Center
Monitor the current status of the Synology NAS, including general, network-related, and storage-related information
Restart/shutdown the Synology NAS
Locate the Synology NAS with its built-in buzzer
Switch to Desktop Edition of DSM mobile

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running DSM 5.2+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities (issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices)
  • Browsers: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer