NAS operating system boasts a revamped user experience

Synology launches DiskStation Manager 5.0

Synology has released the official version of its NAS operating system DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.0 following its beta.

This OS runs on Synology’s DiskStation and RackStation products. It boasts a revamped user experience, with a simple interface and a high-resolution mode available when launched with Ultra HD or Retina display supported devices, while the QuickConnect service now supports all mobile apps and most packages from Synology.

A CIFS scale-out cluster solution is enables enterprises to scale storage capacity up to a petabyte, plus iSCSI random read performance has been enhanced by over six times. 

Then there’s Cloud Sync which allows users to sync files stored on Dropbox, Google DriveTM and Baidu Cloud with Synology NAS. A two-way sync between different Synology NAS servers is now available with the introduction of Cloud Station Client for DSM.

A new software plug-in for VMware vSphere and Windows, Synology Snapshot Manager, provides application-consistent snapshot to guarantee data consistency, plus block-level incremental backup technology is integrated for multiple backup versions.

A new tree view of albums and options are also available for Photo Station. Video Station now supports AC3 pass-through on Apple TV for better audio quality, DS file is revamped in an intuitive interface, bringing thumbnail view, file archiving, and sharing links on-the-go and DS video now allows users to save videos for offline viewing.

DS photo+ for AndroidTM can now stream photos to the big screen via Apple TV, while DS audio and DS video for both Android and iOS now support Chromecast.

“Designed with an entirely new interface and loaded with a myriad of new features, DSM 5.0 is built to redefine how people think about NAS,” said Alex Wang, CEO of Synology.

The download is available at and the live demo can be found over at

Check Also

THE PCR Awards, Tuesday 27th September at London’s Elegant The Brewery: Tickets Selling Fast!

THE PCR Awards 2022 are taking place on Tuesday 27th September at London’s Elegant, 18th-century …