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Those of you that have one of many Synology Nas boxes might be interested in this, the new DSM 3.0 beta is now available. I’ll be downloading it shortly and maybe I’ll post a bit more about it once I play with it. There’s a ton of improvements in this new version like Mu;lti-Tasking, Android Apps, EXT4 support, ACL support and quite a bit more..

DSM 3.0 is a completely revamped base for the DiskStation Manager network storage OS, providing a multi-tasking ,desktop-like interface that is more like a standard operating system except DSM 3.0 runs completely within a web browser.
Other than the aesthetic overhaul, new features include:

  • Multi-tasking, dynamic-updating UI
  • New Android apps DS cam, DS photo+ and DS audio provide mobile access to multimedia and surveillance cameras. DS audio for Android also has Remote Mode to control a DiskStation with attached USB speakers (I can provide Android screenshots if desired)
  • Updated iPhone app DS photo+ now with video streaming support and improved interface
  • EXT4 File system support
  • Windows ACL Support
  • Compatibility with VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix Xen (on supported DiskStations)
  • WebDAV support, IPv6 Integration, enhanced iSCSI features and more

The beta is available as a free download from our website at All models x07 and newer are supported.
For a rundown and demo of DSM 3.0, we created a short webinar available here: I have also attached a screenshot of the management interface with additional screenshots provided upon request.
Although we do not have a date for the production launch, we anticipate a date around mid-September.



Synology Debuts its Revamped DiskStation Manager 3.0 Beta, Including iPhone and Android App Updates, and More Enterprise-level Features
Synology announces the launch of the DiskStation Manager 3.0 beta, demonstrating its commitment to relentlessly improve its NAS OS, continuing to bring enterprise-level tools home to its users.
(PRWEB) August 18, 2010, Redmond WA — Synology, a leader in network attached storage servers, today announces the beginning of the DiskStation Manager (DSM) 3.0 beta program.  This new NAS OS brings new features and tools to enhance the remote access experience and simplify network administration.
DSM 3.0 simplifies network administration, offering:

  • Customizable desktop for rapid access to frequently used tools
  • Multi-tasking for faster task switching
  • ACL support, for NTFS-style permissions, allows more granular file-level control

“DSM 3.0 realizes our commitment in delivering the best in class NAS solution with forward-thinking features,” said Derren Lu, CEO of Synology Inc. “The breakthrough multi-tasking web UI has raised the bar for a NAS server user’s experience.”
In addition, DS photo+ has been released to enhance the experience of iPhone users.  Synology has also released apps for the Android platform to offer the same level of remote access enjoyed by iPhone users.

  • DS photo+:  Upload or review memories anytime and anywhere.
  • DS audio:  Carry terabytes of audio anywhere.
  • DS cam:  Monitor your home anytime.

For more information on our mobile apps, please visit
DSM 3.0 also brings support for IPv6, WebDAV, and more. 


For further details or to sign up for the beta program, please visit

The Synology DSM 3.0 beta applies to the following models:
DS411+, DS1010+, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j, DS509+, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim, RS408, RS408-RP, DS508, DS408, DS108j, RS407, CS407, CS407e, DS207+, DS207, DS107+, DS107, DS107e

Synology DSM 3.0 Beta Reward Program
Synology will award a DiskStation DS110+ to the three beta testers who provide the most valuable assistance and feedback during the program.  For more information, please go to

About Synology
Founded in April of 2000, Synology Inc. is a leader in next-generation Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers for the home and small to medium sized business markets.  Specializing in both hardware and software for network attached storage devices; Synology products are feature-rich, easy-to-use, energy-efficient, reliable and affordable.  All Synology product investments are enhanced with product warranties, free software upgrades and 24/7 online support. Visit for more information

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Synology has a global presence with regional offices in the US (Redmond, Washington) and the UK (London, England).

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