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DS-101j Release Notes

Version: 2.0-0731


(2009-01-19)

Change log

  1. (7852) Enhanced system memory management to solve possible system failure caused by memory shortage.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0728


(2008-11-12)

Change log

  1. (6940) Support the newest Sony PlayStation 3 firmware 2.50.
  2. (6925) Enhanced HDD hibernation mechanism.
  3. (6881) Enhanced external USB storage compatibilities.
  4. (6873) Fixed the firmware upgrade issue.
  5. (6870)(6858)(6843) Enhanced Photo Station security and usability.
  6. (6834) Enhanced eMule download usability.
  7. (6956) Enhanced Download Redirector usability with username which contains a space.
  8. (7084) Enhanced Local Backup volume space management.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0722


(2008-09-22)

Change log

  1. NFS Support: With built-in NFS option, admin can quickly enable NFS and set up privileges on the UI by a few checks only.
  2. Virtual Host: Hosting up to 30 websites on one single server for a more efficient and economical purpose; name-based virtual hosting is supported.
  3. Batch Users Creating: By importing the user list, admin can now efficiently create a number of user accounts on a batch basis.
  4. SSL Certificate Support: Admin can now host a valid SSL server by importing the certificate issued by trusted Certificate Authority (CA) and the private key.
  5. Enhanced Local Backup: Enables multiple scheduled Local Backup tasks with the assistance of Local Backup wizard, the backup destination can be either the external HDD or the shared folders on the internal HDD. From now on, the external attached HDD (EXT3 or FAT format) can be used as storage and backup disk simultaneously.
  6. Enhanced FTP Server: The advanced privilege of "write-only" is supported. In addition, limiting the maximum connections from each individual IP provides better bandwidth management together with the bandwidth restriction option. UTF-8 filename support which better handles multilingual characters is also optional.
  7. New Download Station 2: Other than BT/FTP/HTTP download, new download channels eMule and NZB are now supported by the Download Station 2. In addition, partial files download from BT is also allowed. Download Station 2 is now separated from the management UI and stands on an individual webpage.
  8. Enhanced File Station: Admin can designate his/her own File Station with a different port as well as customize webpage banner, so that users will login the File Station independent from the NAS server management UI. The advanced privilege of "write-only" is also supported.
  9. Enhanced Photo Station 3: Admin can now customize Photo Station 3 background and theme in his/her own fashion, and sort photos and albums according to personal preference in the Settings area. Language setting is also modifiable based on his/her choice. The media RSS feed is now supported. Moreover, users can now enjoy the Photo Station 3 with Cooliris (formerly known as PicLens) dazzling full screen 3-dimensional photo slideshow(1).
  10. Enhanced Mac OS Usability: Synology NAS servers will be automatically found by Bonjour protocol, including Finder and Safari browser (Bookmarks > Bonjour).
  11. Enhanced iTunes Server: M4A and M4P file formats are correctly indexed on iTunes server with tags information. WAV and AIF files are now supported to be streamed, but metadata may not be indexed.
  12. Enhanced Hibernation: Improved hibernation mechanism is introduced particularly to solve the problem of Western Digital Green Power series HDDs' not sleeping while in hibernation.

(1) The client PC must be installed with Cooliris browser plug-in.

Special Notes

  1. Along with the Download Station 2 enhancement, the previous Download Redirector versions will no longer work with Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0. To execute the download tasks on desktop, please download and install the latest Download Redirector (v.720) instead.
  2. After firmware upgrade and reboot, the system will re-create all thumbnails (bigger in size than the previous ones) for all photos stored in "photo" shared folder. This process might take some time, depending on the amount of files.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator 3

  1. (740) Users can choose "photo", "music" and "video" or "web" shared folders on Synology NAS products as the backup target.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0640


(2008-06-30)

Change log

  1. (5896)(5893) Enhanced access compatibility with MAC OS clients.
  2. (5856) Enhanced MySQL database compatibility with phpMyAdmin.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0637


(2008-06-17)

Change log

  1. CIFS Recycle Bin: The shared-folder level design provides extra data protection by ensuring all deleted files are recoverable from the recycle bin folder. This function works for all CIFS connections.
  2. Enhanced BT Download: The DHT support, 25%(1) download performance enhancement, BT encryption support, and seeding options are added.
  3. Enhanced AFP Performance: The AFP download performance is improved by a maximum of 89%, and upload 72%(2). The test results are listed below:

    **Model** **DS108j** **DS207+** **DS508**
    Max. Download Improvement 89% 21% 49%
    Max. Upload Improvement 10% 15% 72%
  4. Enhanced Photo Station 3: The performance of thumbnail browsing has been improved. The Google AdSense, calendar-based article browsing, and sticky articles are added to the blogging system.

  5. Integrated Telnet/SSH: Telnet and SSH terminal services are now configurable directly from the management UI.
  6. New Multimedia File Format Support: FLAC format is supported on the UPnP Multimedia Service(3).
  7. New Language Support: The Polish language is added to the DiskStation Manager 2.0, Synology Assistant, Synology Data Replicator 3, and Synology Download Redirector.
  8. Upgraded Apache: Apache is upgraded to 2.2.8.
  9. Upgraded PHP: PHP is upgraded to 5.2.6.
  10. 3rd-Party Apps Integration Guide: For users who wish to install the 3rd-party applications on the Synology NAS Server, this development guide helps them integrate the application into Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0. For further information, read this.

(1) The best test result from the Synology lab and compared with DSM 2.0-0598.
(2) They are the test results from the Synology lab.
(3) Your Digital Media Adapter must also support FLAC format.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0598


(2008-04-15)

Change log

  1. (5461, 5462) Enhanced Samba securities.
  2. (5497, 5511) Enhanced iTunes Server security.
  3. (5551) Enhanced File Station's special characters file name handling.
  4. (5535) Fixed AFP connection failure.
  5. (5489, 5539, 5542) Enhanced external hard disk compatibility.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0590


(2008-03-14)

Change log

  1. AJAX Management UI: The Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0 has a brand new management interface that utilizes AJAX technology, which brings you the familiar Windows experience. New improvements include:
    • Six wizards on Home page to help you finish tasks quickly.
    • My Favorites zone to let you drag up to 10 of the most frequently used functions to the Home page.
    • Organized application links on the top right corner to allow you to switch to File Station without logging out first.
    • The new searching mechanism to let you quickly filter Users, Groups, and Shared Folders for further setup.
  2. (5012) (5230) (5356) Add 3 languages support: Dutch, Japanese and Russian management interfaces are now supported. This localization will also take effect on Synology Assistant, Synology Data Replicator 3, and Synology Download Redirector.
  3. (3724) Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 Support: Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 are now supported as digital media adapter devices. You can browse and stream multimedia contents stored on the Synology DiskStations to your stereo system and TV set using Sony PS3 or Microsoft Xbox 360.
  4. (4380) Photo Station 3: Photo Station 3 has a brand new blogging system, with which you are free to change the layout or replace the banner picture, all with the brand new AJAX management interface.
  5. (3184) MySQL Update: MySQL is now upgraded to 5.0.51.
  6. (4260) Ez-Internet Enhancement: More DDNS service providers are supported: NoIP.com, 3322.org, and TwoDNS.de. You can map the Synology DiskStations to a registered DDNS hostname and get ready with Internet access.
  7. (3627) (3514) Apple Front Row support: Mac users now can enjoy music with Apple Front Row.
  8. (3525) Secure SMTP Support: In the email notification settings, you are now able to enter a customized port number and select SSL connection.
  9. Fast Switch Display Language: You can switch the display language quickly from the management interface without changing the browser settings.
  10. (4267) FTP with SSL/TLS for all models: FTP with SSL/TLS is now supported on all models.
  11. (4270) HTTPS for all models: HTTPS is now supported on all models.
  12. (4271) Encrypted Network Backup for all models: Encrypted Network Backup is supported on all models.

Special Notes

Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0 supports:

  • OS: Windows 2000 onward and Mac OS X 10.3 onward.
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, and Safari 3 on Mac OS X.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator 3

  1. (572) (685) (715) Multilingual Support: 5 more languages are supported: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch and Russian.
  2. (548) Backup Target limitation is removed: In addition to Synology products, now you can choose any other accessible location to be the backup target, including USB drive, USB flash drive, or any storage device with a valid IP.
  3. (664) E-Mail Synchronization Backup: Now you are free to synchronize e-mails periodically, despite the size of files. You can set the interval of each e-mail synchronization backup task to 1, 2, 3 hours, etc.
  4. (654) Auto-resume Synchronization Backup: Synchronization task will be automatically resumed when factors that cause abnormal suspension are resolved, including network disconnection or PC going into hibernation mode.
  5. (564) Locked-Files Backup: No need to close opened files before each backup. Even opened files that are being read or written can still be backed up.
  6. (579) (649) E-Mail Notification: You are free to choose if you want to receive an e-mail notification after each schedule or immediate backup task completes.
  7. (553) Modified Version Function: Version function is disabled by default; it can be enabled and assigned a version number in the setting page.
  8. (585) Modified Restore Point Function: Restore Point number is set to be 1 by default; it can be changed in the setting page.

Limitation & Known Issues

  • On Mac OS, upgrade firmware from version prior to Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0-0547 with Safari 3 may not succeed. In this case, users are suggested to upgrade firmware with Safari 2.
  • Restore Points made by Synology Data Replicator II are only available in Synology Data Replicator 3 after executing Backup at least once.
  • Refer to "Limitation & Known Issues for all versions" for other limitations.

Version: 2.0.3-0518


(2007-11-12)

Change log

  1. (4255) Capability of enabling SSH service by applying the SSH patch. (Download at this page)
  2. (4257) Capability of enabling NFS service. Refer to the following link for detailed information: Link.
  3. (3809) Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish management interface are now supported. This localization will also take effect on Synology Assistant, Synology Data Replicator II, and Synology Download Redirector.
  4. (2544) File Station: The Synology File Station is a web-based file organizer that allows users to access and manage files remotely with major web browsers. Internet file sharing no longer requires advanced FTP knowledge. The Synology File Station also increased the file transfer efficiency between shared folders. The files require no routing through your computer anymore. Data moving can now be done in seconds.
  5. The management login page now dynamically shows the enabled web application services.
  6. (3406) 3 More UPS devices are support: APC Back-UPS ES350, APC Back-UPS CS650, APC Smart UPS 750. See complete support list.
  7. (3562) Photo Station 2 + video: Video clips uploaded to the "photo" shared folder can be shared and downloaded to the desktop from Photo Station 2 + video.
  8. (3755) PPPoE Synology product can now connect directly to the Internet.
  9. (3491) Ez-Internet: with the integration of DynDNS.org service, hosting a fixed domain name website with a dynamic IP is supported now.
  10. (3523) Rsync: Synology Network Backup now supports backing up to or from any Rsync compatible server.
  11. (3745) Report external IP in PASV mode: By enabling this option, the server will report its external IP to FTP clients. The option only works when the server is behind NAT, and the FTP clients reside in a different subnet with the server. Usually you don't need to enable this option, but if the FTP clients fail to connect to the server, you can try to enable this option.
  12. Data upload through Windows network has massive 10-20% transfer efficiency increase, which varies among different models.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.3-0462


(2007-04-30)

Change log

  1. (3492) New feature: Added an option to enable "Optimize CIFS database operations".
  2. (3506) Fixed: Passive mode FTP port range is not set correctly.
  3. (3499) Enhanced wake up mechanism from hibernation.
  4. (3461) Enhanced USB devices detecting mechanism.
  5. (3448) Enhanced system reliability when large data is being copied to the server.
  6. (3431) Enhanced FTP connection when system is behind NAT.
  7. (3395, 3380) Enhanced Photo Station 2 when handling photos with special characters in EXIF data.
  8. (3326) Enhanced hard drive hibernation after performing Local Backup.
  9. (3048) Web Download Manager is added as a new feature.
  10. (2110) iTunes Server is added as a new feature.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator II

  1. (491, 492, 494, 495, 510, 513, 516, 519, 526, 531, 540, 544) Windows Vista is supported now.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.3-0428


(2007-01-29)

Change log

  1. Enhanced memory management to provide better system efficiency.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator II

  1. (491, 492, 494, 495, 510, 513, 516, 519, 526, 531, 540, 544) Windows Vista 32-bit is supported now.

Special Note

  1. Upgrading to v2.0.3 - 0428 will result in recreation of photo thumbnails, which could take from hours to days, depending on the photo amount.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.3-0426


(2006-12-26)

Change log

  1. (2069, 3009) Enhanced the ability to parse tag information of MP3 files stored on DiskStation.
  2. (3016) Enhanced the hibernation mechanism of internal hard disk.
  3. (3024) Fixed: filename of MP3 files has not been correctly updated after it is modified.
  4. (1981) DMA support list updated at here.
  5. (2165) USB disk hibernation is supported.
  6. (2365) Enhanced data copy stability for wireless environment.
  7. (2116) Enhanced the information display on Download Redirector when the disk is full.
  8. (2476) New feature: "Email" input field is added for Administrator to enter for each user. A notification containing password information will be sent to the user afterward.
  9. (2603) Fixed: the hard disk model is not shown correctly in "Status" page.
  10. (2614) Modified: the criterion for the system to send notification of disk full is modified. Now the notification will be send when available disk space is less than 100 MB.
  11. (2517, 2643) Download Station enhancement: (1) allows users to set the port range (2) bandwidth control
  12. (2728) Added MB as an option for setting user quota.
  13. (2744) Fixed: network response time takes long when the network cable is connected.
  14. (2837) Enhanced AFP performance.
  15. (2857) New UI for Synology Assistant and Synology Installation CD program.
  16. (2877) Enhanced MP3 tag interpretation.
  17. (2888) Enhanced song title display in DMA when the song contains special characters.
  18. (2902, 2903, 2905, 2909, 2912, 2918, 2924, 2928) Enhanced multimedia compatibility.
  19. (2517, 2643) Download Station enhancement: (1) allows users to set the port range (2) bandwidth control
  20. (2525) New web management UI: (1) function items are reorganized (2) CSS style sheet is improved.
  21. Photo Station 2: (1) new UI of Photo Station (2) better performance (3) allows user comment on individual photo (4) better browsing experience (5) allows choosing album cover (6) allows editing title and description on photo or album (7) allows right-click to download the original-sized photo
  22. NTFS support: read-only NTFS support is added for external USB and eSATA disk.
  23. Installation enhancement: port is automatically changed for Synology DR II, Synology Assistant, and Synology Download Redirector to prevent installation port conflict.
  24. FTP enhancement: (1) allows user to set the port range for passive FTP (2) automatically block repeated attempt IP’s

Special Note

  1. For users upgrading from the beta version, please note that the Ez-Internet function is excluded in this firmware version.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator II

  1. (231) Enhanced: DR II will automatically change port to prevent installation port conflict
    (276, 424) Enhanced: the ability to backup long file name is enhanced. 240 bytes of file length is allowed.
  2. (319) Enhanced: when installing new version of DR II, users no longer need to uninstall the older version manually. The installation program has integrated the process.
  3. (395) New feature: added an option for the user to run DR II automatically when Windows login.
  4. (406) Enhanced: Read-only files are now able to be backed up.
  5. (409) Enhanced: open files are now able to be backed up using Immediate Backup and Schedule Backup.
  6. (413) New feature: deleted files from the PC will also be removed from the “latest” folder on the server so they will both have exactly same files.
  7. (415) Enhanced: Synchronization and Schedule Backup are allowed to co-exist from this release on.
  8. (438) Enhanced: when doing Synchronization, a confirmation message will pop up to inform the user the selected folders contains Outlook path, and let users decide if they want to continue.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.1-3.0385


(2006-09-22)

Change Log

  1. (1209) Fixed: modified time of the files stored in external USB drive is not correct.
  2. (1226) Fixed: USBCopy LED behavior abnormal.
  3. (1689) Modified: user can press RESET button twice to reinstall system configurations.
  4. (2515) Fixed: printer service is not started properly after system re-installation.
  5. (2532) Modified: Photo Station UI string modification.
  6. (2597) Modified: enhanced multimedia directory handling for file browsing.
  7. (2634) Fixed: an improper input box appears in web UI under some circumstances.
  8. (2744) Fixed: network response time takes long when the network cable is connected.
  9. (2725) Fixed: shared folders sometimes are lost after abnormal power failure.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.1-3.0368


(2006-06-29)

New Features

  1. Download Station is added.
  2. (849) UPnP Multimedia Service is added. The following file formats are supported from this version on.

    • Audio: mp1, mp2, mpa, mp3, wma, wav, raw, ogg, mp4, m4a, aac, ac3
    • Image: jpg(jpeg, jpe), bmp, png, tif(tiff), psd, gif, icon, ufo
    • Video: asf, wmv, mpg(mpeg), vob, mov, dat, avi
  3. (1940) An option is provided to hide the shared folders from being seen in Windows My Network Places.
  4. (2147) "Shutdown" and "Reboot" options are added to the web management UI.
  5. (2168) UPS support through USB interface is added. Currently "APC Back-UPS ES 500" has been tested.
  6. (2435) PHP mail() function is added.
  7. (2447) User quota is added.
  8. (1979) System default shared folders (photo, web, video, music, ) are removable from this version on.
  9. (2460) An option to turn on or off the PHP option "register_globals" is added to the web management UI.

Enhanced items

  1. (1582) Mac performance is enhanced.
  2. (1824) 2GB limitation for USBCopy is removed from this release on. USB device over 2GB will be able to work as USBCopy source.
  3. (2461) PHP upload size is increased to 8MB.
  4. (2470) The following PHP extensions will be loaded by default from this version on: socket, ftp, calendar, gd, imap, exif, mbstring.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0731


(2009-01-19)

Change log

  1. (7852) Enhanced system memory management to solve possible system failure caused by memory shortage.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0728


(2008-11-12)

Change log

  1. (6940) Support the newest Sony PlayStation 3 firmware 2.50.
  2. (6925) Enhanced HDD hibernation mechanism.
  3. (6881) Enhanced external USB storage compatibilities.
  4. (6873) Fixed the firmware upgrade issue.
  5. (6870)(6858)(6843) Enhanced Photo Station security and usability.
  6. (6834) Enhanced eMule download usability.
  7. (6956) Enhanced Download Redirector usability with username which contains a space.
  8. (7084) Enhanced Local Backup volume space management.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0722


(2008-09-22)

Change log

  1. NFS Support: With built-in NFS option, admin can quickly enable NFS and set up privileges on the UI by a few checks only.
  2. Virtual Host: Hosting up to 30 websites on one single server for a more efficient and economical purpose; name-based virtual hosting is supported.
  3. Batch Users Creating: By importing the user list, admin can now efficiently create a number of user accounts on a batch basis.
  4. SSL Certificate Support: Admin can now host a valid SSL server by importing the certificate issued by trusted Certificate Authority (CA) and the private key.
  5. Enhanced Local Backup: Enables multiple scheduled Local Backup tasks with the assistance of Local Backup wizard, the backup destination can be either the external HDD or the shared folders on the internal HDD. From now on, the external attached HDD (EXT3 or FAT format) can be used as storage and backup disk simultaneously.
  6. Enhanced FTP Server: The advanced privilege of "write-only" is supported. In addition, limiting the maximum connections from each individual IP provides better bandwidth management together with the bandwidth restriction option. UTF-8 filename support which better handles multilingual characters is also optional.
  7. New Download Station 2: Other than BT/FTP/HTTP download, new download channels eMule and NZB are now supported by the Download Station 2. In addition, partial files download from BT is also allowed. Download Station 2 is now separated from the management UI and stands on an individual webpage.
  8. Enhanced File Station: Admin can designate his/her own File Station with a different port as well as customize webpage banner, so that users will login the File Station independent from the NAS server management UI. The advanced privilege of "write-only" is also supported.
  9. Enhanced Photo Station 3: Admin can now customize Photo Station 3 background and theme in his/her own fashion, and sort photos and albums according to personal preference in the Settings area. Language setting is also modifiable based on his/her choice. The media RSS feed is now supported. Moreover, users can now enjoy the Photo Station 3 with Cooliris (formerly known as PicLens) dazzling full screen 3-dimensional photo slideshow(1).
  10. Enhanced Mac OS Usability: Synology NAS servers will be automatically found by Bonjour protocol, including Finder and Safari browser (Bookmarks > Bonjour).
  11. Enhanced iTunes Server: M4A and M4P file formats are correctly indexed on iTunes server with tags information. WAV and AIF files are now supported to be streamed, but metadata may not be indexed.
  12. Enhanced Hibernation: Improved hibernation mechanism is introduced particularly to solve the problem of Western Digital Green Power series HDDs' not sleeping while in hibernation.

(1) The client PC must be installed with Cooliris browser plug-in.

Special Notes

  1. Along with the Download Station 2 enhancement, the previous Download Redirector versions will no longer work with Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0. To execute the download tasks on desktop, please download and install the latest Download Redirector (v.720) instead.
  2. After firmware upgrade and reboot, the system will re-create all thumbnails (bigger in size than the previous ones) for all photos stored in "photo" shared folder. This process might take some time, depending on the amount of files.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator 3

  1. (740) Users can choose "photo", "music" and "video" or "web" shared folders on Synology NAS products as the backup target.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0640


(2008-06-30)

Change log

  1. (5896)(5893) Enhanced access compatibility with MAC OS clients.
  2. (5856) Enhanced MySQL database compatibility with phpMyAdmin.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0637


(2008-06-17)

Change log

  1. CIFS Recycle Bin: The shared-folder level design provides extra data protection by ensuring all deleted files are recoverable from the recycle bin folder. This function works for all CIFS connections.
  2. Enhanced BT Download: The DHT support, 25%(1) download performance enhancement, BT encryption support, and seeding options are added.
  3. Enhanced AFP Performance: The AFP download performance is improved by a maximum of 89%, and upload 72%(2). The test results are listed below:

    **Model** **DS108j** **DS207+** **DS508**
    Max. Download Improvement 89% 21% 49%
    Max. Upload Improvement 10% 15% 72%
  4. Enhanced Photo Station 3: The performance of thumbnail browsing has been improved. The Google AdSense, calendar-based article browsing, and sticky articles are added to the blogging system.

  5. Integrated Telnet/SSH: Telnet and SSH terminal services are now configurable directly from the management UI.
  6. New Multimedia File Format Support: FLAC format is supported on the UPnP Multimedia Service(3).
  7. New Language Support: The Polish language is added to the DiskStation Manager 2.0, Synology Assistant, Synology Data Replicator 3, and Synology Download Redirector.
  8. Upgraded Apache: Apache is upgraded to 2.2.8.
  9. Upgraded PHP: PHP is upgraded to 5.2.6.
  10. 3rd-Party Apps Integration Guide: For users who wish to install the 3rd-party applications on the Synology NAS Server, this development guide helps them integrate the application into Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0. For further information, read this.

(1) The best test result from the Synology lab and compared with DSM 2.0-0598.
(2) They are the test results from the Synology lab.
(3) Your Digital Media Adapter must also support FLAC format.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0598


(2008-04-15)

Change log

  1. (5461, 5462) Enhanced Samba securities.
  2. (5497, 5511) Enhanced iTunes Server security.
  3. (5551) Enhanced File Station's special characters file name handling.
  4. (5535) Fixed AFP connection failure.
  5. (5489, 5539, 5542) Enhanced external hard disk compatibility.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0-0590


(2008-03-14)

Change log

  1. AJAX Management UI: The Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0 has a brand new management interface that utilizes AJAX technology, which brings you the familiar Windows experience. New improvements include:
    • Six wizards on Home page to help you finish tasks quickly.
    • My Favorites zone to let you drag up to 10 of the most frequently used functions to the Home page.
    • Organized application links on the top right corner to allow you to switch to File Station without logging out first.
    • The new searching mechanism to let you quickly filter Users, Groups, and Shared Folders for further setup.
  2. (5012) (5230) (5356) Add 3 languages support: Dutch, Japanese and Russian management interfaces are now supported. This localization will also take effect on Synology Assistant, Synology Data Replicator 3, and Synology Download Redirector.
  3. (3724) Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 Support: Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 are now supported as digital media adapter devices. You can browse and stream multimedia contents stored on the Synology DiskStations to your stereo system and TV set using Sony PS3 or Microsoft Xbox 360.
  4. (4380) Photo Station 3: Photo Station 3 has a brand new blogging system, with which you are free to change the layout or replace the banner picture, all with the brand new AJAX management interface.
  5. (3184) MySQL Update: MySQL is now upgraded to 5.0.51.
  6. (4260) Ez-Internet Enhancement: More DDNS service providers are supported: NoIP.com, 3322.org, and TwoDNS.de. You can map the Synology DiskStations to a registered DDNS hostname and get ready with Internet access.
  7. (3627) (3514) Apple Front Row support: Mac users now can enjoy music with Apple Front Row.
  8. (3525) Secure SMTP Support: In the email notification settings, you are now able to enter a customized port number and select SSL connection.
  9. Fast Switch Display Language: You can switch the display language quickly from the management interface without changing the browser settings.
  10. (4267) FTP with SSL/TLS for all models: FTP with SSL/TLS is now supported on all models.
  11. (4270) HTTPS for all models: HTTPS is now supported on all models.
  12. (4271) Encrypted Network Backup for all models: Encrypted Network Backup is supported on all models.

Special Notes

Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0 supports:

  • OS: Windows 2000 onward and Mac OS X 10.3 onward.
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, and Safari 3 on Mac OS X.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator 3

  1. (572) (685) (715) Multilingual Support: 5 more languages are supported: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch and Russian.
  2. (548) Backup Target limitation is removed: In addition to Synology products, now you can choose any other accessible location to be the backup target, including USB drive, USB flash drive, or any storage device with a valid IP.
  3. (664) E-Mail Synchronization Backup: Now you are free to synchronize e-mails periodically, despite the size of files. You can set the interval of each e-mail synchronization backup task to 1, 2, 3 hours, etc.
  4. (654) Auto-resume Synchronization Backup: Synchronization task will be automatically resumed when factors that cause abnormal suspension are resolved, including network disconnection or PC going into hibernation mode.
  5. (564) Locked-Files Backup: No need to close opened files before each backup. Even opened files that are being read or written can still be backed up.
  6. (579) (649) E-Mail Notification: You are free to choose if you want to receive an e-mail notification after each schedule or immediate backup task completes.
  7. (553) Modified Version Function: Version function is disabled by default; it can be enabled and assigned a version number in the setting page.
  8. (585) Modified Restore Point Function: Restore Point number is set to be 1 by default; it can be changed in the setting page.

Limitation & Known Issues

  • On Mac OS, upgrade firmware from version prior to Synology DiskStation Manager 2.0-0547 with Safari 3 may not succeed. In this case, users are suggested to upgrade firmware with Safari 2.
  • Restore Points made by Synology Data Replicator II are only available in Synology Data Replicator 3 after executing Backup at least once.
  • Refer to "Limitation & Known Issues for all versions" for other limitations.

Version: 2.0.3-0518


(2007-11-12)

Change log

  1. (4255) Capability of enabling SSH service by applying the SSH patch. (Download at this page)
  2. (4257) Capability of enabling NFS service. Refer to the following link for detailed information: Link.
  3. (3809) Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish management interface are now supported. This localization will also take effect on Synology Assistant, Synology Data Replicator II, and Synology Download Redirector.
  4. (2544) File Station: The Synology File Station is a web-based file organizer that allows users to access and manage files remotely with major web browsers. Internet file sharing no longer requires advanced FTP knowledge. The Synology File Station also increased the file transfer efficiency between shared folders. The files require no routing through your computer anymore. Data moving can now be done in seconds.
  5. The management login page now dynamically shows the enabled web application services.
  6. (3406) 3 More UPS devices are support: APC Back-UPS ES350, APC Back-UPS CS650, APC Smart UPS 750. See complete support list.
  7. (3562) Photo Station 2 + video: Video clips uploaded to the "photo" shared folder can be shared and downloaded to the desktop from Photo Station 2 + video.
  8. (3755) PPPoE Synology product can now connect directly to the Internet.
  9. (3491) Ez-Internet: with the integration of DynDNS.org service, hosting a fixed domain name website with a dynamic IP is supported now.
  10. (3523) Rsync: Synology Network Backup now supports backing up to or from any Rsync compatible server.
  11. (3745) Report external IP in PASV mode: By enabling this option, the server will report its external IP to FTP clients. The option only works when the server is behind NAT, and the FTP clients reside in a different subnet with the server. Usually you don't need to enable this option, but if the FTP clients fail to connect to the server, you can try to enable this option.
  12. Data upload through Windows network has massive 10-20% transfer efficiency increase, which varies among different models.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.3-0462


(2007-04-30)

Change log

  1. (3492) New feature: Added an option to enable "Optimize CIFS database operations".
  2. (3506) Fixed: Passive mode FTP port range is not set correctly.
  3. (3499) Enhanced wake up mechanism from hibernation.
  4. (3461) Enhanced USB devices detecting mechanism.
  5. (3448) Enhanced system reliability when large data is being copied to the server.
  6. (3431) Enhanced FTP connection when system is behind NAT.
  7. (3395, 3380) Enhanced Photo Station 2 when handling photos with special characters in EXIF data.
  8. (3326) Enhanced hard drive hibernation after performing Local Backup.
  9. (3048) Web Download Manager is added as a new feature.
  10. (2110) iTunes Server is added as a new feature.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator II

  1. (491, 492, 494, 495, 510, 513, 516, 519, 526, 531, 540, 544) Windows Vista is supported now.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.3-0428


(2007-01-29)

Change log

  1. Enhanced memory management to provide better system efficiency.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator II

  1. (491, 492, 494, 495, 510, 513, 516, 519, 526, 531, 540, 544) Windows Vista 32-bit is supported now.

Special Note

  1. Upgrading to v2.0.3 - 0428 will result in recreation of photo thumbnails, which could take from hours to days, depending on the photo amount.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.3-0426


(2006-12-26)

Change log

  1. (2069, 3009) Enhanced the ability to parse tag information of MP3 files stored on DiskStation.
  2. (3016) Enhanced the hibernation mechanism of internal hard disk.
  3. (3024) Fixed: filename of MP3 files has not been correctly updated after it is modified.
  4. (1981) DMA support list updated at here.
  5. (2165) USB disk hibernation is supported.
  6. (2365) Enhanced data copy stability for wireless environment.
  7. (2116) Enhanced the information display on Download Redirector when the disk is full.
  8. (2476) New feature: "Email" input field is added for Administrator to enter for each user. A notification containing password information will be sent to the user afterward.
  9. (2603) Fixed: the hard disk model is not shown correctly in "Status" page.
  10. (2614) Modified: the criterion for the system to send notification of disk full is modified. Now the notification will be send when available disk space is less than 100 MB.
  11. (2517, 2643) Download Station enhancement: (1) allows users to set the port range (2) bandwidth control
  12. (2728) Added MB as an option for setting user quota.
  13. (2744) Fixed: network response time takes long when the network cable is connected.
  14. (2837) Enhanced AFP performance.
  15. (2857) New UI for Synology Assistant and Synology Installation CD program.
  16. (2877) Enhanced MP3 tag interpretation.
  17. (2888) Enhanced song title display in DMA when the song contains special characters.
  18. (2902, 2903, 2905, 2909, 2912, 2918, 2924, 2928) Enhanced multimedia compatibility.
  19. (2517, 2643) Download Station enhancement: (1) allows users to set the port range (2) bandwidth control
  20. (2525) New web management UI: (1) function items are reorganized (2) CSS style sheet is improved.
  21. Photo Station 2: (1) new UI of Photo Station (2) better performance (3) allows user comment on individual photo (4) better browsing experience (5) allows choosing album cover (6) allows editing title and description on photo or album (7) allows right-click to download the original-sized photo
  22. NTFS support: read-only NTFS support is added for external USB and eSATA disk.
  23. Installation enhancement: port is automatically changed for Synology DR II, Synology Assistant, and Synology Download Redirector to prevent installation port conflict.
  24. FTP enhancement: (1) allows user to set the port range for passive FTP (2) automatically block repeated attempt IP’s

Special Note

  1. For users upgrading from the beta version, please note that the Ez-Internet function is excluded in this firmware version.

Major Changes of Synology Data Replicator II

  1. (231) Enhanced: DR II will automatically change port to prevent installation port conflict
    (276, 424) Enhanced: the ability to backup long file name is enhanced. 240 bytes of file length is allowed.
  2. (319) Enhanced: when installing new version of DR II, users no longer need to uninstall the older version manually. The installation program has integrated the process.
  3. (395) New feature: added an option for the user to run DR II automatically when Windows login.
  4. (406) Enhanced: Read-only files are now able to be backed up.
  5. (409) Enhanced: open files are now able to be backed up using Immediate Backup and Schedule Backup.
  6. (413) New feature: deleted files from the PC will also be removed from the “latest” folder on the server so they will both have exactly same files.
  7. (415) Enhanced: Synchronization and Schedule Backup are allowed to co-exist from this release on.
  8. (438) Enhanced: when doing Synchronization, a confirmation message will pop up to inform the user the selected folders contains Outlook path, and let users decide if they want to continue.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.1-3.0385


(2006-09-22)

Change Log

  1. (1209) Fixed: modified time of the files stored in external USB drive is not correct.
  2. (1226) Fixed: USBCopy LED behavior abnormal.
  3. (1689) Modified: user can press RESET button twice to reinstall system configurations.
  4. (2515) Fixed: printer service is not started properly after system re-installation.
  5. (2532) Modified: Photo Station UI string modification.
  6. (2597) Modified: enhanced multimedia directory handling for file browsing.
  7. (2634) Fixed: an improper input box appears in web UI under some circumstances.
  8. (2744) Fixed: network response time takes long when the network cable is connected.
  9. (2725) Fixed: shared folders sometimes are lost after abnormal power failure.

Limitation & Known Issues

Version: 2.0.1-3.0368


(2006-06-29)

New Features

  1. Download Station is added.
  2. (849) UPnP Multimedia Service is added. The following file formats are supported from this version on.

    • Audio: mp1, mp2, mpa, mp3, wma, wav, raw, ogg, mp4, m4a, aac, ac3
    • Image: jpg(jpeg, jpe), bmp, png, tif(tiff), psd, gif, icon, ufo
    • Video: asf, wmv, mpg(mpeg), vob, mov, dat, avi
  3. (1940) An option is provided to hide the shared folders from being seen in Windows My Network Places.
  4. (2147) "Shutdown" and "Reboot" options are added to the web management UI.
  5. (2168) UPS support through USB interface is added. Currently "APC Back-UPS ES 500" has been tested.
  6. (2435) PHP mail() function is added.
  7. (2447) User quota is added.
  8. (1979) System default shared folders (photo, web, video, music, ) are removable from this version on.
  9. (2460) An option to turn on or off the PHP option "register_globals" is added to the web management UI.

Enhanced items

  1. (1582) Mac performance is enhanced.
  2. (1824) 2GB limitation for USBCopy is removed from this release on. USB device over 2GB will be able to work as USBCopy source.
  3. (2461) PHP upload size is increased to 8MB.
  4. (2470) The following PHP extensions will be loaded by default from this version on: socket, ftp, calendar, gd, imap, exif, mbstring.

Limitation & Known Issues