Reviewing the Synology DS1817+ with M2D17

The Synology DS1817+ and DS1517+ are announced in April 2017. The Synology DS1817+ is offered in both 2GB and 8GB RAM variants; and it officially supports up to 16GB. Three new accessories are also announced, namely: the (1) M2D17 dual M.2 SSD adapter; (2) DX517 5-bay expansion unit; and (3) E10G15-F1 10GbE NIC. We will be reviewing the Synology DS1817+ with the M2D17 dual M.2 SSD adapter for read-write cache.

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Finding your Files using Synology Universal Search

It has been almost a decade of using network attached storage (NAS) to store my files. It is a brilliant storage device. Although I have switched between different brands of NAS (i.e. D-Link, Netgear, Asustor, Synology) and used different devices to create or update files along the way, the precious memories (i.e. family photos and videos) and data that I care about remains safe. However, the amount of documents (word, eBooks, news clippings, etc.) that I amassed over time made searching tedious or slow through Windows File Explorer or OS X Finder. Recently I discovered that the Synology Universal Search can locate the contents a whole lot faster.

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IronWolf Health Management on Synology’s NAS

Seagate and Synology collaborated to include the IronWolf Health Management feature into Synology’s NAS. IronWolf Health Management monitors the health of Seagate IronWolf and IronWolf Pro series of hard disks more accurately than the usual S.M.A.R.T utility. Aside from monitoring the drive parameters traditionally used by S.M.A.R.T utility, IronWolf Health Management monitors more than 200 drive parameters that may influence the health state of hard disk.

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Synology Router RT2600ac Review

The Synology RT2600ac wireless Gigabit router is the latest addition to Synology’s router family. It is the successor to the RT1900ac. At the core of the RT2600ac is the Synology Router Manager (SRM) operating system. SRM offers an intuitive desktop-like interface for users to manage various aspects of the router like network settings, firmware management, reviewing intrusion logs, etc.

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Synology DiskStation DS916+ Review

The Synology DS916+ is the latest addition to Synology’s “Plus” series of NAS appliances. It is for IT professionals and small businesses who wants an affordable four-bay network storage with growth in the future. With the Synology DX513 expansion unit, the DS916+ becomes a nine-bay NAS that boasts 90TB of raw storage (9 x 10TB) with great data protection features.

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