Review of Synology DiskStation DS1513+ NAS

Usage and Testing

 

 

 

To start using the Synology DiskStation DS1513+ you’ll need at least two hard drives for RAID or SHR capability, of course five drives is optimal as that is the NAS maximum. The installation process is easy especially when using 3.5” size hard drives, simply place one on a drive tray, then slide it back into the Synology DiskStation DS1513+ and click the front door down. Synology allows the user the ability to lock them into place using the included drive keys; just take care not to lose these keys or else you won’t be able to replace the hard drives. As with the previous Synology NAS units, the locking mechanism is fairly simple in its design and seems like it can be easily thwarted.

From the Synology site you can download the latest version of the Synology Assistant, which locates the NAS on your network. Initially the Synology DiskStation DS1513+ uses DHCP to set its IP address. Using the Synology Assistant scans your network and facilitates the initial drive setup and access to the web based DSM GUI from which a static IP can be set.

DS1513 20

 DS1513 21 DS1513 22

 DS1513 23

 DS1513 24 DS1513 25

 DS1513 26 DS1513 27

 

Once DSM (DiskStation Manager) is installed you can open up the web based GUI by entering the Synology DiskStation DS1513+’s IP address and entering the login name and password which initially is Admin for the user name and a blank for the password. The setup can be done through the Synolgy Wizard or via Storage Manager program. The Linux based interface has a Windows style, which should make it easy to navigate for most users.

The Guided Setup walks the user through Storage Manager, Shared Folder setup, File Access, Package Installation, Cloud Station syncing and EZ-Internet access. On the right side of the GUI are widgets for System Health, Resource Monitor and Recent Logs. These widgets can be used to display other information such as Current Connections, File Change Log, Storage and Scheduled Tasks. In addition these widgets can be minimized or removed.

DS1513 28

 DS1513 29 DS1513 30

 DS1513 31

 DS1513 32 DS1513 33

 DS1513 34 DS1513 35

 DS1513 36 DS1513 37

 

Black Friday: Deals from Acer

Black Friday: Deals from Acer

Kristofer Brozio
Acer has several things on special for Black Friday at Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Costco and even t…
Read More
13 hours agoBlack Friday: Deals from Acer
Review of Jabra Move Bluetooth Wireless Headset

Review of Jabra Move Bluetooth Wireless Headset

Tomas Ratas
The first Bluetooth headset review I did was several years ago. It is amazing how things have change…
Read More
11 hours agoReview of Jabra Move Bluetooth Wireless Headset
Wiley Announces Coding For Kids for Dummies Book

Wiley Announces Coding For Kids for Dummies Book

Kristofer Brozio
Hmm, I want this  book for me, I’ll read it then I’ll give it to my kids, I think I need it&nbs…
Read More
1 day agoWiley Announces Coding For Kids for Dummies Book
Call of Duty: Heroes Out Today on iOS, Android Coming Soon

Call of Duty: Heroes Out Today on iOS, Android Com…

Kristofer Brozio
Blah, so I totally misread this PR at first and I went to download this from Google Play and then tr…
Read More
1 day agoCall of Duty: Heroes Out Today on iOS, Android Com…
OCZ Launches Sabre 1000 Series SSDs

OCZ Launches Sabre 1000 Series SSDs

Kristofer Brozio
OCZ announced this morning the launch of the Sabre 1000 series of SSDs which are enterprise class wh…
Read More
1 day agoOCZ Launches Sabre 1000 Series SSDs