Btrfs file system is able to auto-detect corrupted files (silent data corruption) with mirrored metadata, and recover broken data using the supported RAID volumes, which include RAID 1, 5, 6, 10, F1, and SHR.
The standard SMB server-side copy requires processing time, even when copying data to the same volume. With the help of Btrfs fast-clone technology, you can achieve instant file copy over SMB on your computer if the source and destination are both on the same Btrfs volume.
DSM 6.1 brings Btrfs file system to more Synology NAS models. Enjoy the powerful features of the next-generation file system. Learn more about Btrfs applied models
Transform your Synology NAS to serve as a domain controller and streamline IT maintenance by creating policies to automatically install certain software or system updates on all of your employees' computers without the need to visit each one individually. Watch the video tutorial
Press Ctrl+F on the DSM desktop to start an all-system search: from multimedia files, DSM applications, to help tips, and to contents in Synology Note Station and Synology Office. Universal Search instantly returns accurate search results, and offers quick preview into file contents and metadata with just one click.1
With a few simple settings in USB Copy, files and folders can be automatically copied from your Synology NAS to an attached USB/SD device or vice versa. Once a USB/SD device is connected to your NAS, data can be immediately transferred and backed up. Learn more about USB Copy 2.0
Snapshot Replication in DSM 6.1 introduces encrypted shared folder replication for data-sensitive businesses, local replication for an additional layer of protection, and automatic pause/resume during replication to efficiently optimize network bandwidth. Learn more about Snapshot Replication
A brand new package optimized with Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), allowing an IT administrator to manage multiple Synology NAS servers as storage nodes via SCVMM's centralized user interface. See here for applied models.
You can now designate multiple shared folders with specific usage quotas (available on Btrfs volumes) to use as backup destinations, preventing unauthorized access or overcapacity. In addition, SMB is now supported on Time Machine on macOS Sierra.
Storage Manager is now integrated with Seagate’s IronWolf Health Management, providing live drive health monitoring and suggested actions. The Iron Health Management aims to minimize impact to drive health and reduce probability of catastrophic data loss due to extreme operational and environmental factors.3