How do I set up a new Synology?

How to troubleshoot connecting to your Synology NAS

  1. Head to the Synology website.
  2. Choose your NAS model.
  3. Download Synology Assistant.
  4. Install the software.
  5. Run Synology Assistant.
  6. Allow the suite to search your network.
  7. Right-click your NAS and choose Connect.

How do I setup my Synology 918+?

Starting Up Your Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS

  1. Use the LAN cable to connect the DiskStation to your switch, router, or hub.
  2. Connect the AC adapter to the power port of the DiskStation. Connect one end of the AC power cord to the AC power adapter, and the other to the power outlet.
  3. Press the power button.

How do I setup my Synology Remote?


  1. Go to Control Panel > QuickConnect.
  2. Check the Enable QuickConnect box.
  3. If you do not have a Synology Account, click Log in to or register a Synology Account.
  4. Create your own QuickConnect ID in the QuickConnect ID field.
  5. If you do not see the QuickConnect DSM link, click Advanced and make sure DSM is enabled.

Can Synology NAS be used as a server?

Synology Drive Server is an all-round solution for file management, sharing and synchronization. Once the administrator has enabled Synology Drive Server, users can see Synology Drive as a file portal and access it from web browsers, desktop applications and mobile apps.

How do I setup a NAS drive?

Plug an external hard drive or even a USB flash drive (preferably not a flash drive if you intend on using it heavily) into the USB port. The router has built-in NAS software that can do the rest, exposing it to the network as a NAS. You can enable the NAS server from your router’s web interface and set everything up.

How do I format a Synology NAS drive?

Start by locating the reset button on the back of your NAS drive. It’s usually right next to the USB and Ethernet port(s). Next, get a paper clip or a SIM card removal tool and hold down the reset button for about five seconds—until you hear a beep. Then let go immediately.

Is NAS the same as a server?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a data storage server that distributes information to computers on a network. An entry level NAS is almost always cheaper than an entry level server that has the same amount of storage. This is because a NAS isn’t good for much other than storing and accessing data.

Can I connect Synology NAS directly to PC?

If you are planning to connect your Synology NAS to your PC over USB, then no, you can not. NAS means network attached storage and is being connected to a network. Once added as a network drive, the new drive will appear in your drive list on your PC or Mac. If you want to connect your NAS directly, you can do it.

What do you need to set up a Synology NAS?

QuickConnect is Synology’s free included-with-your-NAS Dynamic DNS service that allows you to always dial home to your NAS with an easy to remember addresses like yourNASname instead of your home IP address. After setting up (or skipping) the Quick Connect step, you’ll be prompted to install some core application packages.

How to validate packages downloaded from Synology Download Center?

Synology Trust Level was introduced to validate packages downloaded from Package Center and Synology Download Center by using certificates. You can manually import this certificate via Package Center to validate and install packages when no internet access is available.

What kind of storage does Synology ds916 + have?

Let’s look at the setup process for the Synology DS916+, a four-bay model with plenty storage room and plenty of memory and processing power (including on-the-fly video transcoding for home streaming applications).

Is there a Windows version of Synology storage console?

Synology Storage Console for Windows is a storage management tool on Windows that simplifies monitoring multiple Synology NAS for administrators. With Storage Console installed, you can take application-consistent snapshots directly from DSM.