Upgrading is the process of replacing a product with a newer version of the same product. In computing and consumer electronics an upgrade is generally a replacement of hardware, software or firmware with a newer or better version, in order to bring the system up to date or to improve its characteristics.

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    Upgrade 6.4 to DSM 7.1 taking 9 hours ...

    I started the Upgrade on my DS216play from DSM 6.4 to DSM 7.1 over 9 hours ago, and until now is not completed. The Status LED is On, the LAN and I/O LEDs are blinking. No disk activity. Web Synology Assistant reports No NAS found ... What shouls I do???
  2. Phone Guy

    DS2411+ upgrades? Maybe source a newer mobo to upgrade it?

    I have been wanting a 12 bay dump server, so I bought a ds2411+ with drives. does anyone know of any upgrade possible with this model? Maybe to source a new motherboard from another 24 or 36 series? anyone have leads or suggestions?
  3. Jan Janowski

    Confusion over VLAN Upgrade

    After going over v1.3 manual and other information pieces on VLAN I still have questions. I have two groups of items: Cameras, and TV’s and other AV Items that in a perfect world I would like to isolate from computers. (Already Isolate NAS’s from these via Firewall of NAS’s, one of which allows...
  4. A

    DS218+ with 2x6TB is filling up - best option for HDD upgrade?

    Hi all, I have a DS218+ with 2x6TB WD Red Plus drives, that are filling up after installing Surveillance Center, I did limit the recording, but I think it's time to upgrade. 1. Is it best to just move to DS920+ (or its replacement), then add a drive? 2. Just get a larger HDD, stick to HD218+...
  5. tekguru

    Broadband upgrade from BT to Virgin Media Voom1

    Well we've moved from British Telecom for our internet supplier to Virgin Business. It's costing us about £3 a month more. Speeds have increased from 38 (download) / 4 mbps (upload) to 382 / 21 mbps. We went with the business package (Voom1) as that actually as an uptime SLA of 99.9%. Very very...
  6. S

    User introduction Upgrade for maximum performance

    A basic Synologist for many years, starting with DS1511+ 5 Bay. Looking to upgrade to a RS1619xs+ NAS and get deeper into its capabilities, now I have more time and my new 10Gbe Cat6A Network
  7. Sean.Kane

    Time to upgrade a client's 2012 Windows Server

    Hi Everyone, I have a new client who is in need of a server replacement. I'm hoping to get them up and running on a Synology and I'm looking for advice from your experience. Here's what I know... Current set-up: Law office of approximately 15 employees Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials...
  8. S

    How to upgrade HDDs? DS218+, 2x12TB -> 2x16TB, no RAID

    Hello, I'm a Synology greenhorn and I would like to ask how to do an upgrade of HDDs in my NAS Synology DS218+. I have 2x 12TB HGST now and I want to change it to 2x 16TB HGST. Each drive has its own volume - no RAID (I backup it from time to time to external drives). So I can not use something...
  9. L


    I added Crucial CT16G4SFD266 into ds920+ and it cannot boot up, just blinking blue light. Can anyone give me some advice or solution?
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    DSM 7.1 DS218play HDD Upgrade Question

    I want to upgrade the HDD in my ds218play. My question is multipart, so please bear with me. The NAS has 2 HDD bays. One of them has a 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDD. The other bay is vacant. RAID is not configured. I want to install 2 8TB Ironwolf Pro HDDs: one in each bay and use RAID 1 (the NAS...
  11. marco

    RAM upgrade

    Hello! I have 4GB RAM on a DS1819+, and the usage is always around 40%. The NAS is mainly used for streaming, but without real time transcoding. Since I don't see the NAS using more RAM than 40%, I'm correct that increasing the RAM will not do any difference? I think that more RAM are mainly...
  12. Arkayem

    Upgrade 6.2 to DSM 7.0 taking VERY long time

    I started the Upgrade from DSM 6.2 to DSM 7.0 over 6 hours ago, and it's been stuck at this screen for over 4 hours. What should I do?
  13. C

    DSM 6.2 Data Backup and upgrade to Brtfs

    Dear all, I need some help in how to upgrade my 1513+ storage space to Brtps so I can start to use Synology Drive. My NAS is operating under DSM 6.2. Currently, I got 3 HDD running on raid 5. The storage pool said I am using 3.5TB/5.4TB. I got 1 dummy HDD as volume 2 which I normally use...
  14. D

    RAM upgrade for DS1621+

    Hi, guys and gals! I want to bring a small contribution to this forum, for all of you looking to ugrade that paltry 4Gb of RAM. It's already almost a year I've been using this without any error, the NAS sees it as original. Got it from amazon Germany, PHS-memory 16GB RAM Memory for Synology...
  15. S

    DSM7 upgrade gone wrong

    Hi... I have successfully upgraded two NAS to DSM 7. This morning it was the turn of my main NAS. End result: no access. The initial upgrade went fine, I could login. After some initial random checks that things were good, I turned to my first objective that is to upgrade my Plex...
  16. A

    DSM 6.2 Upgrade to DSM 6.2.4-25556 Update 3 - BROKE PLEX

    I just upgraded DSM to 6.2.4-25556 Update 3, and now Plex is not working properly! It gets stuck at 99% CPU and doesn't play videos. My Plex version is - which I believe is the latest, but I haven't received a notice to upgrade for months. Has anyone else seen the same...
  17. BoosterT

    Is it safe to upgrade by now?

    Here's the background. I use a DS1621+ as my main NAS. Its key purpose is a Plex server and for Synology Drive to keep my data files consistent. I flip back and forth between desktop at home and laptop at work, so this is critical. I also have 2 x DS1819+ servers. One is at home and one is at my...
  18. G

    DSM 6.2 is it safe to upgrade to docker version 20.10.3-0554

    Hello, i am still on DSM 6.2 and docker version 18.09.0-0519 i want to upgrade to the latest version 20.10.3-0554 but am not sure it is save to do so. the reason for hesitating is i read in another thread that after upgrading there is an btrfs error "failed to register layer: failed to create...
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    DS218+ to DS920+ | Is it worth the upgrade? Usage details below

    Hi all, I have a DS218+ which has been working great, running 2x6TB WD Red Plus. I mainly use it to backup from 2 PCs, share Photos, 2 security cameras, and HEAVY Plex use! I am slowly running out of space, and my only option is to replace both drives with larger drives as I cannot add...
  20. Sly870

    DS920+ RAM upgrade

    Good morning all :) Looking to upgrade the RAM on my new 920+. I see Synology has a 4GB stick for £80ish (OUCH!) and the Crucial is about £18. Is there an issue going with Crucial? Really finding it hard to justify that extra cost for a sticker? Looking for advice for those who have upgraded...