Synology DS110J NAS

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Synology don’t claim to have the fastest NAS drives around or the biggest, but where they do try and differentiate themselves is with their software. Disk Station is the name and … something, something is it’s game. Bunging in the CD, you’re greeted with the Synology Assistant which not only helps you locate your new NAS on the network, but also handles the installation and setup for you as well.

Synology DS 110J Software

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It’s a pretty automated process. When using their “one click installation” there’s really nothing to do but wait about 20 minutes while it does its thing. More advanced options can be reached by not selecting this mode however.

Synology DS 110J Software

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Once you’re all setup and ready to go, you can dive right into the Disk Station Manager admin page which is reached through the assitant, or typing in the DS110J’s IP address into your browser.

Unfortunately again the DS110J is a little out of date as it’s still running Synology’s DSM 2.3. Of course you can stick with this if you choose, but the latest version is quite superior. The update procedure isn’t immediately obvious, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. Download the latest version (3.1 at time of writing) from Synology’s website and hit the updater from the admin panel. Just don’t try and open the update with a double click, as for some reason Window 7 assumes it’s a photoshop package file.

Since DSM 3.1 is almost unchanged since the last time I reviewed a Synology NAS, I’m going to be a little lazy and send you over to that review for the software rundown.

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Last modified: August 24, 2011

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