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The easiest way to mount your Synology NAS on your Chromebook

The easiest way to mount your Synology NAS on your Chromebook

It's been over three years since I started using my Synology DiskStation NAS to store every photo, video, and other file type I want to keep. In the time since, I've struggled a lot with Synology's web interface, especially its poor file manager experience that refreshes each time you make a simple change. To avoid that, I've been looking for solutions to mount the DiskStation's storage on my Pixelbook, but no tutorial or forum thread suggestion worked. Most were incomplete, others were outdated, some used unnecessary extensions, etc... After multiple trials and errors, and after mixing several recommendations from different users, I managed to get my NAS's shared folders on my Pixelbook, which has made file management a breeze.

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Win a Synology DiskStation DS220j private cloud system with 2 Seagate IronWolf HDDs (Update: Winner)

Win a Synology DiskStation DS220j private cloud system with 2 Seagate IronWolf HDDs (Update: Winner)

Cloud technology has enabled our smart devices to connect and exchange information in ways that weren't possible a decade ago. Unfortunately, most of these services store your personal information on server farms in unspecified locations, raising questions about security and reliability. The only way to ensure your data's safety while also enjoying the benefits of the cloud is to have your own private cloud network. In recognition of World Backup Day, you can win a Synology DiskStation DS220j with two 14TB Seagate IronWolf HDDs, together valued at $1,050.

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Synology LiveCam review: Turns old phones into security cameras, but I wish it worked better

Synology LiveCam review: Turns old phones into security cameras, but I wish it worked better

Last year when Synology revealed its new LiveCam app, we knew we had to check it out. The potential convenience of turning an old phone into a remote, battery-augmented security camera was appealing, especially considering the existing power and flexibility of the company's Surveillance Station security camera management system. After months of testing, though, LiveCam makes a better stop-gap than a solution.

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[Update: Winner] For World Backup Day, we're giving away a Synology DiskStation NAS with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf hard drives (a $620 value) [US + CA]

[Update: Winner] For World Backup Day, we're giving away a Synology DiskStation NAS with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf hard drives (a $620 value) [US + CA]

Did you know 30% of people have never backed up their phones? If you lost your phone right now, would you be able to get all your pictures, videos, and music back? Data loss doesn’t just happen to big companies. It only takes one mistake or unforeseen problem for your virtual life to be erased. That’s why our friends at Synology are giving away a DS418j NAS along with 4x2TB Seagate IronWolf drives to one lucky winner in celebration of World Backup Day on March 31st.

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Synology NAS mega-review: DS418play, DS718+, and DS1517+

Synology NAS mega-review: DS418play, DS718+, and DS1517+

Storage space is getting cheaper, whether you're talking about phones or computers. It used to cost astronomical amounts of money to get even 1GB of storage. As storage has become cheaper, files sizes are increasing. A photo taken with the Pixel 2 might be nearly 10MB, and that adds up over time. 4K video? We're talking many gigabytes.

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Synology releases new 'Moments' and 'Drive' apps for NAS boxes

Synology releases new 'Moments' and 'Drive' apps for NAS boxes

Synology is one of the most well-known makers of NAS boxes, and it has more than a dozen Android apps that plug into these devices. You can add two more apps to the list today with the release of Synology Drive and Synology Moments. They're both free, but they both require Synology packages that aren't available quite yet.

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[Deal Alert] Synology RT1900ac and RT2600ac routers down roughly $30 at several retailers

[Deal Alert] Synology RT1900ac and RT2600ac routers down roughly $30 at several retailers

We love Synology's products here, but this latest deal isn't on the company's famous NAS gear but its lesser known routers. Jordan has already reviewed the RT2600ac, one of Synology's two routers, and came away impressed. He called it a beast thanks to its good range, speed, as well as its user-friendly interface and Android app that lets you control priorities and change settings easily from your phone.

If you were looking for a router (and you're not swayed by the various mesh options), I'd suggest you check out Jordan's review first and then look at these deals. Both the RT2600ac and its older sibling the RT1900ac are being discounted around $30 on Amazon, Newegg, and B&H.

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Synology DiskStation DS416play review: Cloud who? Personal servers can be cool and feature-filled too

Synology DiskStation DS416play review: Cloud who? Personal servers can be cool and feature-filled too

This is one of the most difficult reviews I've had to write to date. I've been using the Synology DS416play for several months, yet everytime I sat down to start writing, I felt overwhelmed by what I should and shouldn't discuss and eventually found myself drifting to work on another simpler and more urgent news article. I love detailed reviews, I enjoy delving deep into every single feature a product offers and discussing its benefits and limitations, as evidenced by the lengthy reviews I've written on Android Police over the years. But if I wanted to do the same for this NAS, I knew I'd end up with 10K+ words at the very least without even scratching the surface of many options.

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Synology RT2600AC review: A beast disguised as a router

Synology RT2600AC review: A beast disguised as a router

When Synology approached us with an offer to review a new product, I was thrilled. The company is well-known for its NAS (Network Attached Storage) machines, but the item in question turned out to be a router. Now, I know what you're thinking: a router review from Android Police? As some of you may well know, we do not exclusively handle Android-specific products like phones, tablets, etc. Sometimes, we like to provide all of you with our opinions on other accessories and the like to help improve your experience with your Android devices. Get it?

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Synology VPN Plus lets you access your Synology router's VPN server from your phone

Synology VPN Plus lets you access your Synology router's VPN server from your phone

I'm a fan of Synology. I've had their DS416Play DiskStation for a while (review coming) and I never fathomed the idea of having my own "server" but they made the process as simple and fast as possible so that even someone like me, with no background whatsoever in server management, could be up and running in a matter of minutes.

Beside their DiskStation lineup, Synology also makes a couple of routers and tries to simplify many a router setup process and hurdle with smart add-on packages. One example is the VPN Plus Server, which when installed on your router transforms it into a VPN server so users can connect to it as if they're on the same local network, and thus benefit from access privileges remotely and securely the same way they would if they were physically there.

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