How to Encrypt and Lock a Shared Folder in Synology (With Pictures!)

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If you’re sharing your Synology with other people, you’re probably worried that someone might be snooping around. Yes, you’ve probably given them limited access to that specific folder but sometimes… things fail to work the way we want them to. There’s a way to completely lock out and literally hide a shared folder from any … Read more

Is the Synology SSD Cache Worth the Price? (Everything You Should Know)

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The Synology SSD Cache is a device that caches and stores data on your NAS. This cache allows you to enjoy high application acceleration performance across all applications and greatly improve the overall system performance. This article will give you a good understanding of whether the Synology SSD Cache is worth your money and if … Read more

Does Synology NAS Come Encrypted?

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Does Synology NAS come encrypted? Yes. The current startup in basic functions of your Synology NAS will come standard with encrypted options. However, don’t rely on it’s basic encryptions alone. It’s important that you explore other ways to help secure your files. There are options like disabling the admin account, enabling two-factor authentication, disabling SSH, … Read more

What are BTRFs? (Pros And Cons Of Using BTRFS On Your Synology)

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What are BTRFs? BTRFs or, alternatively, B-Tree Filesystem is a copy-on-write (CoW) filesystem. Standard filesystem operations include features such as defragmentation, label setting, label getting, space stats, as well as resizing. The BTRFs filesystem includes all the regular features of a standard filesystem as well as the ability to perform whole filesystem level tasks. Thus, … Read more