Synology releases DiskStation Manager 4.1 update

If you’re looking for a great storage solution for your home or small office, Synology delivers. We’ve reviewed both the DS411 and the DS212 recently, and both received a 9/10.

Today Synology is further improving their products with an updated release to their operating system. DiskStation Manager (DSM) can now be freely upgraded to version 4.1, and it includes several cool new features, both for business as well as home users. Some of the features include prioritizing and throttling disk access based on user, secure FTP, streaming video to the iPhone/iPad, and personal audio libraries. The XS line, targeted at businesses, now includes vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) allowing Full Copy, Thin Provisioning, and Atomic Test and Set.

The one tool that we wish we had the ability to test is the Surveillance Station. It allows users to connect multiple cameras to the Synology device and view/record the various feeds. This has been updated with the release of version 4.1 and now has interesting features such as object counting and a “virtual trip wire.” We assume the trip wire feature can be used to create a line in the frame that, when something crosses, begins recording and could be useful to avoid wasting space recording your pets walking around the house.

We hope to be able to do a full review of this release and report back on the upgrades at some point in the future.

Source: Synology

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Enron said,
I love these devices. They are very reliable for me.

+1 - good buying decision for me after 2 Windows Home Servers.

are you able to configure these nas devices so you can setup a VPN or ssh server you can tunnel your trafic thru should you ever be using an open hotspot when out and about. ?

I've been running the 4.1 beta and love it. Video station is the best feature hands down w/ wireless streaming of all my media files (even 1080p mkv) over wifi and/or 3G to iOS devices. Only complaint is no android app yet.

Troll said,
I've been running the 4.1 beta and love it. Video station is the best feature hands down w/ wireless streaming of all my media files (even 1080p mkv) over wifi and/or 3G to iOS devices. Only complaint is no android app yet.

What are you talking about? There are several android apps. DS file, DS photo, DS surveillance... you can even get synodroid which will manage your downloads. There are PLENTY of android apps. If you are referring to no android video streaming apps, well, you dont need it. Just download Solid Explorer, tap on 'new' and then 'SMB connection', put in your diskstation credentials and the share where your videos are stored. Then navigate to the newly created connection and then tap on any video (execept mkv, it doesnt work) almost all the popular formats will play.