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Orange solid status light on Synology NAS? [SOLVED]

Q. What does a solid orange status light on my Snology DS 1813+ mean? -Sean T. A. Great question! Here are the meanings of the status lights Green Static Status LED Volume Normal Orange Static Status LED Available volume space < 1GB Available volume space < 1 % Orange Blinking Status LED Volume degraded or crashed DSM not installed Green/Orange Alternating Status LED No internal disk No Color / Status LED Off  HDD Hibernation In your instance, it would appear that

How to set the time zone & time on Synology NAS DSM

Recently I needed to setup a scheduled shutdown task for my Synology DS 1813+ NAS. After I created the task, I wanted to check the time to make sure it would be triggered at the correct time. Turns out that my timezone had never been set correctly, so here is how I fixed it: Login to NAS via web brower -> Control Panel -> Regional Options -> Time Zome Just FYI here is the awesome NAS in question (though DSM

Sample Synology DiskStation 1813+ System Information

Example of Synology DiskStation system information output, with a five disk array: General Serial number XXXXXON001918 Model name DS1813+ Total physical memory 4096 MB DSM version DSM 4.3-3810 System time 2013-11-16 12:25:55 Operating time 0 hour(s) 39 minute(s) 35 second(s) Thermal status Normal (32 °C / 90 °F) Network Server name DiskStation DNS Default gateway Workgroup WORKGROUP LAN 1 MAC address 00-11-32-1E-69-9F IP address Subnet mask IPv6 address fe80::211:32ff:fe1d:699f/64 Scope:link LAN 2 MAC address 00-11-32-1E-69-A0 IP

Synology DS1813+ Review

My DS1813+ arrived yesterday via FedEx and I will soon be putting it through its paces. This article will be updated periodically. Until the next update, here are some preliminary links: DS1813+ Product Info Synology Network Attached Storage – DS1813+ Productshttp://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS1813%2B&lang=usWith its superior performance, scalability, resilience, and comprehensive features, Synology® DS1813+ is the ideal storage solution for your growing SMB. The DS1813+ can help to simplify data… Synology DS1813+ & DS1513+ DiskStations Reviewed – Features, Performance, Conclusion – SmallNetBuilderhttp://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-reviews/32157-synology-ds1813-diskstation-reviewed?showall=&start=1DSM 4.2

NAS that supports SSDs with TRIM? [SOLVED]

Q. I am looking for a NAS that will let me use SSDs and supports TRIM. That is very important to me because I want the SSDs to last a long time. I like Intel or Samsung drives if possible and I only need 100GB to 200GB or so. FYI I am looking for a two bay RAID1 mirrored solution. Thank you! -Sergio Kan A. Hi Sergio, I think you are in luck 🙂 Synology is a well respected NAS brand

High-end NAS roundup

I have been looking for a new 5 to 10 bay NAS for backup purposes. There are a lot of nice options on the market right now. Here are some links and articles that have been helpful to me so far: LimeTech – AVS-10/4 Mass-Storage Serverhttp://lime-technology.com/avs-104-server/We talked to several digital media enthusiasts and professional audio/video installers to come up with the ideal server for their needs in the AVS-10/4 Mass-Storage Server. It’s also a great… Thecus N10850 Top Tower Reviewed

Upgrading/replacing a parity drive in unRAID

I’m preparing to upgrade my 2TB WD Green parity drive to a 2TB WD Black parity drive on my unRAID system. I did a lot of searching for resources on this topic and while there are some great forums posts out there, they are sometimes hard to find. So here is a consolidated list of useful links for parity drive replacement: NOTE: many thanks to all the helpful and supportive unRAID users out there, the credit for all of this