Synology Inc. (Chinese: 群暉科技, Qúnhuī Kējì), is a Taiwanese corporation that specializes in network attached storage (NAS) appliances. read more at WikiPedia

  • synology_nas4

    If you want more control, want to install Joomla yourself or want to install any other CMS, you may also want to try this method. It require some basic knowledge about SSH / file transfer through.

    Main differences compare to the other method

    • You won’t have any icons into the packages manager,
    • You wont be able to stop this services,
    • More prone to errors

    How to Install

    In the Control Panel of your Synology DSM NAS, go to “Web Services” and activate

    • Enable Web Station
    • Enable MySQL

    Use a Terminal to connect to your NAS, preferably as admin, using Winscp under windows for example.

    Move to the directory


    Upload all your Joomla files into a new directory, for example in


    Point your browser to http://{youservernasname}/joomla/ and finish the installation of Joomla.

  • spektrumDX5e

    Spektrum introduces another enormous change for the RC industry—The most affordable full-range 2.4GHz radio ever available. The DX5e brings together the unbeatable control of genuine DSM2 technology with the simplest, easiest-to-use design available, letting anyone, from park fliers to students to instructors and more, take advantage of Spektrum technology for less

    Mode 2 is most often used in the United States, while Mode 1 is most often used in Europe, there are two other modes that are used overseas and here is a listing of the 4 modes and their actions.


      Left stick Right stick
    up/down left/right up/down left/right
    Mode 1 elevator rudder throttle aileron
    Mode 2 throttle rudder elevator aileron
    Mode 3 elevator aileron throttle rudder
    Mode 4 throttle aileron elevator rudder
  • synology_nas_less_noise

    After some years of use, you’ll notice the increase noise coming from the cooling system. Any ventilator on the market, even the more expensive, or the more silent will wear off and start making noise. Replacing the ventilator is done in less than 2 minutes if you follow this little how to.

    Choosing the right ventilator

    • Don’t pay too much, better choose a cheap model and replace it every year or two
    • Below 19 dB, it is difficult to hear a ventilator running, don’t go over 22dB noise
    • You need a 80mm x 80mm x 25mm it is a standard size, you cant go wrong in a shop (other common size are 92mm and 120mm)
    • Check that the connector is a 3 pin Molex.
    • It need to run on 12volts, the lower the voltage, the lower the noise, but too low and the NAS may overheat since the air flow is also reduced.

    I paid this Xilence case fan 8 euros, sold as being silent 15dB, 1500 rpm, 18.67 CFM, not running below 7V.

    You can safely choose any brand:  Papst, Be quiet!, Revoltec, Zalman, Noctua, Noiseblocker, all of these are good if they meet the above requirement, unfortunately the were not available in my favorite shop (


    Open the back side of your Synology NAS, remove the old case fan and replace by the new one, it is so simple.


    The old one and the new one side by side


    Everything is in place


    You can now enjoy your Synology NAS, the silence is back!

  • synology.cedric.datacenter

    I did win a Synology DS710+ & DX510 by filling out a survey, after having read an official tweet of Synology Inc.( about the contest 3 weeks ago. The funny part is that I bought a Synology DS1010+ (704CHF/692$) and 4TB of disk (280CHF/275$) at the same time…

    On the picture above, this is my current small datacenter :-)

    • DS 408 has four disks of  1TB in RAID5, so a volume of 2.7TB since 2008
    • DS1010+ has two disks of 2 TB in RAID1 so a volume of 1.8TB since 2008
    • I have others disks 3.5TB not represented in my custom NAS that will soon be retired…

    The DS 510 will perfectly complete my existing DS1010+, the DS710+ will be assigned to some other tasks. Synology is really developing high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly Network Attached Storage products. I did never had any problems, and all software updates were working as expected. They are by far the best NAS on the market with a lot of software functionalities thanks to a Linux kernel.

    Synology DX510

    Expansion Unit for Increasing Capacity of the Synology DiskStation DS710+ or DS1010+. When the storage capacity of the Synology DS710+/DS1010+ is nearing its limits, it can easily be expanded by the Synology DX510. The Synology DX510 securely connects to the Synology DS710+/DS1010+ via an eSATA cable of specially-designed connectors on both ends to ensure maximum throughput. The Synology DX510 can directly expand the existing storage on the Synology DS710+ to a maximum 14 TB volume.


    OverviewPhotoSpecificationsDatasheet - Supported Models - Support

    Synology DS 710+

    synology.nas.ds710_01 synology.nas.ds710_02 synology.nas.ds710_03



    • Intel Atom CPU Frequency: 1.67GHz
    • Floating Point
    • Memory Bus: 64bit@DDR800
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Internal HDD1: 3.5" SATA(II) X2 or 2.5" SATA/SSD X2
    • Max Internal Capacity: 4TB (2x 2TB hard drives)9
      (See All Supported HDD)
    • Hot Swappable HDD
    • Size (HxWxD): 157mm X 103.5mm X 232mm
    • External HDD Interface: USB 2.0 port X3, eSATA port X1
    • Weight: 1.69kg
    • LAN: Gigabit X1
    • Wireless Support11
    • Fan: X1(80mmX80mm)
    • Wake on LAN/WAN
    • Noise Level:2 22.1dB(A)
    • Power Recovery
    • AC Input Power Voltage: 100V to 240V
    • Power Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, Single Phase
    • Power Consumption3: 31W(Access); 17W(HDD Hibernation)
    • Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (40°F to 95°F)
    • Storage Temperature: -10°C to 70°C (15°F to 155°F)
    • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%RH
    • Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000 feet
    • Certification: FCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
  • synology-ds408 How to mount your Synology NAS (or any other NAS brand) shared folder under Linux using CIFS.

    CIFS stands for "Common Internet File System," also known under the older name SMB (Server Message Block),  which is a network protocol used by Windows clients for issuing file access requests to Windows servers

    Open a terminal and as root, create as many directory as needed in /mnt/

    # sudo mkdir /mnt/video
    # sudo mkdir /mnt/music

    Unfortunately there is no frontend or editor user interface for maintaining  the entries of /etc/fstab, you’ll have to use your favorite text editor to add the following entries (one shared folder = one line)

    # vi /etc/fstab


    //ipadress/shareName  /mnt/directory cifs iocharset=utf8,user=synologyUser,password=synologyUserPassword,rw,
    uid=linuxLogonUser,gid=linuxLogonUserGroup 0 0

    For example, in OpenSuSE 11.3

    //nas/video /mnt/video cifs iocharset=utf8,
    user=admin,password=admin,rw,uid=cedric,gid=users 0 0

    Start also Dolphin (Dolphin is the default KDE 4 file manager), or your preferred file explorer, and navigate to /mnt.

    You can now drag each directory to the left bar (“Places”) for quicker access


    Or you can drag them on the desktop


    Choose either Folder view to view content in real time in a plasma widget, or as icon. You can see the result below:


    You’re done, I did also remove Kaffeine, install VLC and I am enjoying Streaming from the Synology NAS


    I did also add this how to to the official Synology WIKI page