Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 5.2 Beta, Gives out 3 NAS to Testers

Synology, one of my favorite NAS brands, has just released their DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.2 beta software. DSM is Synology’s award-winning NAS operating system software. Along with a host of other features, DSM 5.2 beta is designed to make managing your own private cloud a whole lot easier. Synology is also giving away three DS214se to the most valuable testers!

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On their constant journey to create the world’s best Network Attached Storage Operating System, Synology has concentrated on the cloud as well as application serving for its 5.2 release. Following is a list of the added features in DSM 5.2:

  • To allow users to ship applications and users to run those applications with minimal time and resources, Synology has integrated Docker into DSM 5.2.
  • Also included in DSM 5.2 is faster, more customizable cloud syncing with added encryption.
  • Now you’ll be able to restore single files from past backups within DSM 5.2’s file browser.
  • With Synology’s new Web Clipper combined with Note Station and DS Note, you can now keep your to-do-list/task-manager synced at all times in your pocket or at home.
  • Download Station’s new “preview” feature lets you see what’s being downloaded while it’s still in process to avoid downloading the incorrect data.
  • Enhanced encryption with AppArmor and SMB 3 encryption enables the Synology NAS to secure file transfers to Windows 8 and Server 2012.

This all sounds very exciting, but don’t just sit there; you can try out the DSM 5.2 software for yourself!  I’ve been using Synology products and the DSM OS for years now, and I can tell you that it’s hands-down the best NAS OS that I’ve used.

Check out Synology’s Live Demo site for your chance to play with the latest DSM OS yourself. DSM 5.2 beta is available RIGHT NOW, so go download it and have a chance to win one of three DS214se units that will be handed out to the three beta testers who provide the most valuable assistance and feedback.

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Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.