After An 8 Month Beta, Synology Launch DiskStation Manager 6.2 NAS Software

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅24.05.2018 19:09:00


Milton Keynes, United Kingdom — 23rd May, 2018 — Synology® today announced the official release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2, delivering a more reliable, efficient and secure NAS experience. The new Advanced LUN, iSCSI Manager, and Storage Manager provide professional users with a stable and powerful data protection solution. Take management efficiency and stability to an unprecedented level.

"Eight months ago we released our DSM 6.2 beta program, with over 71,000 downloads, and received valuable feedback from users. In DSM 6.2, we focus on the stability and performance of new features." said Derren Lu, CEO of Synology Inc. "In the meantime, we took tens of thousands of hours testing on hundreds of machines to make DSM more stable and provide better IT management flexibility in every respect. Synology NAS do not just serve as network storage devices, but they provide a powerful and wide range of application services for business."

The DiskStation 1618+ is just one of dozens of NAS devices, new and old,
augmented by DSM 6.2's official release

Key new features in DSM 6.2 include:

Exciting storage technologies for efficiency enhancement

· Storage Manager: A new storage component, Storage Pool, is introduced to provide a highly consistent and smooth storage management experience. A new dashboard-like overview comes with rich and useful information. With Smart Data Scrubbing, you are given an easier way to prevent bit rot without breaking a sweat.

· iSCSI Manager: A revamped, dedicated management tool for iSCSI service that provides a new LUN type with refined snapshot technology. Based on the Btrfs file system, type enables snapshots to be taken within seconds, regardless of LUN size.

Maximise service uptime with reliable failover plans

· Synology High Availability 2.0: A complete application revamp provides a robust system and easy-to-follow troubleshooting process. In addition, all designs have been refined to bring optimised system updates, more intuitive operations, a faster initial setup, and a brand new monitoring interface.

Comprehensive security protection for login and connection

· Security Advisor: Security Advisor uses intelligent techniques to extract an abnormal login and analyse the attacker's location. DSM will send notifications upon detecting any unusual login activities. With one click, IT admins can review a daily or monthly report on the DSM system security scan.

· TLS/SSL Profile Level: Specifying a TLS/SSL Profile Level provides each network service with its own TLS/SSL connection profile. It gives users a more flexible way to configure network security.

A whole new Package Center for search improvement

· Package Center: The completely redesigned Package Center allows users to quickly find everything they need with a rotating banner, clearer categorisation, and enhanced search capability.


Synology DSM 6.2 is now available for download to users with a DiskStation, RackStation, or FlashStation. For more information on compatibility and installation, please visit

Supported models include:

· 18-Series: RS2818RP+, RS3618xs, RS2418RP+, RS2418+, FS1018, DS3018xs, DS1618+, RS818RP+, RS818+, DS918+, DS418play, DS418j, DS418, NVR1218, DS718+, DS218play, DS218j, DS218+, DS218, DS118

· 17-Series: FS3017, FS2017, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, DS3617xs, RS3617xs+, RS18017xs+, DS1817+, DS1817, DS1517+, DS1517, RS217

· 16-Series: RS2416RP+, RS2416+, RS18016xs+, RS816, DS916+, DS416slim, DS416play, DS416j, DS416, DS716+II, DS716+, DS216se, DS216play, DS216j, DS216+II, DS216+, DS216, DS116

· 15-Series: RC18015xs+, DS3615xs, DS2415+, DS2015xs, DS1815+, DS1515+, DS1515, RS815RP+, RS815+, RS815, DS415play, DS415+, DS715, DS215j, DS215+, DS115j, DS115

· 14-Series: RS3614xs+, RS3614xs, RS3614RPxs, RS2414RP+, RS2414+, RS814RP+, RS814+, RS814, DS414slim, DS414j, DS414, RS214, DS214se, DS214play, DS214+, DS214, DS114

· 13-Series: DS2413+, RS3413xs+, RS10613xs+, DS1813+, DS1513+, DS413j, DS413, DS713+, DS213j, DS213air, DS213+, DS213

· 12-Series: DS3612xs, RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS2212RP+, RS2212+, DS1812+, DS1512+, RS812RP+, RS812+, RS812, DS412+, RS212, DS712+, DS212j, DS212+, DS212, DS112j, DS112+, DS112

· 11-Series: DS3611xs, DS2411+, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211RP+, RS2211+, DS1511+, RS411, DS411slim, DS411j, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS211j, DS211+, DS211, DS111

· Others: Virtual DSM, DDSM

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