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How to create a user account on Synology NAS

Synology NAS enclosures allow the addition of countless user accounts, which make them ideal for busy households and/or bustling offices. It’s easy to create a user account on a NAS and this guide will show you precisely how, as well as set up limitations, and more.

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How to replace a drive in Synology NAS

Drives do not last forever, including those specifically designed for network-attached storage (NAS). If you somehow come across a dead drive inside your Synology NAS, there are some things you should consider and steps to take to replace it without losing data.

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How to disable system sounds on Synology NAS

BEEP BEEP BEEP. That’s not what you want to hear with your Synology NAS. An enclosure running DiskStation Manager will sound an alert if something serious has been detected by the OS. This can include issues with a drive or volume. Here’s what they could mean and how to disable them.

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How to check disk space on Synology NAS

It’s easy to keep track of what space you have available on a Synology NAS. The quickest method is to use the Storage Manager through the Synology web UI. This guide will run you through how to check free space, as well as perform some handy tasks.

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How to reset the admin password on Synology NAS

We’ve all been there. You’ve fired up your Synology NAS and have seemingly forgotten the administrator password. Oops! Luckily, not all is lost as Synology makes it easy to reset the admin password for the account. This guide will run you through all the necessary steps to get back up and running.

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How to enable and empty the recycle bin on Synology NAS

Synology network-attached storage (NAS) can utilize a recycle bin for shared folders. By default, this feature is enabled, but it’s easy to disable the recycle bin and empty it per folder. This guide will run you through all the processes.

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How to set up Synology NAS to wake on LAN (WOL)

Wake on LAN (WOL) is a feature that allows hardware to automatically turn on when activity is detected on the network port(s). When a WOL application is used to execute a command with the IP and MAC addresses of a Synology NAS, it’s possible to turn on the enclosure remotely.

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How to shut down a Synology NAS

There may be a time that arises when you need to shut down a Synology NAS. Thankfully, it’s a straightforward process that can be achieved with a few simple methods. This guide will run you through the process of gracefully shutting down your Synology enclosure, as well as how to set up automated commands.

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How to reboot a Synology NAS

There may be a time when rebooting your Synology NAS is required. This guide will run you through the necessary steps since there are a few ways to go about completing this task. Whether the DiskStation Manager (DSM) OS has locked up or you need to quickly perform a reboot, here’s how to do it.

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Synology releases DSM 7.1.1-42951

Synology has released yet another version of its polished NAS operating system, DiskStation Manager (DSM). Version 7.1.1-42951 is available for most NAS enclosures released within the last handful of years. This guide will showcase what’s new and how to install it on your Synology NAS.

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