We have been using Synology's DSM 5.2 beta since release inhouse with zero issues and are happy to report that DSM 5.2 is out of beta! There isn't much else we can say that the press release will tell you, but it's time to update. DSM 5.2 should be available as of RIGHT NOW! So read up and update your Synologys!
Update: You may want to make sure all your installed updates are running. We had to start up all of ours after the update.
Synology Refines Award-Winning OS with New DiskStation Manager 5.2
New Features Help Customers Optimize NAS for Better Usability, Efficiency, and Security
“At Synology, we are constantly improving our software, so companies can access the full power of their NAS. From Docker to enhanced backups, we designed DSM 5.2 to help customers get the most all around value out of their storage,” said Jason Bonoan, product marketing manager at Synology.
UPDATED BUSINESS FEATURES
More Development Tools. With the addition of Docker, developers and system administrators can simplify the process for creating, deploying, and running virtualized applications on Synology NAS.
Upgraded File Backups and Replication. Smart Recycling, Single File Versioning, and iSCSI LUN snapshot make it easier to backup files, restore data, and optimize storage for greater efficiency. iSCSI LUN snapshots guarantee data consistency. When combined with Smart Recycling, users can set the NAS to automatically delete redundant file versions, and free up storage for other uses.
Added Security for Cloud Technology, File Syncing, and Encryption. Cloud Sync now offers one-way sync to help prevent unauthorized file updates. Additional advancements allow data encryption before it is transferred to the Cloud. The new DSM 5.2 also supports SMB 3 encryption for more security options.
SSD Caching that Uses 90 Percent Less Memory. With the DSM 5.2, SSD caching memory requirements have been reduced by 90 percent compared to the DSM 5.1. Now, IT departments can lower acquisition costs for memory.
A REFINED MULTIMEDIA & MOBILE EXPERIENCE
Improved Organizational Tools for Better Project Management. Updates to Note station and DS note make it easier to create, organize, and use to-do lists.
The Ultimate Slideshow. For captivating slideshows and presentations, DS photo+ has added support for Chromecast and DLNA-compatible devices, so users can display photos on their TV screens.
The Synology DSM 5.2 is free for users who own a DiskStation, RackStation, or Embedded DataStation x10 series and onward. To download, visit: www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/5.2. For DSM 5.2 release notes go to: www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/5.2/software_spec
Synology creates network attached storage and IP surveillance solutions that transform the way users manage data and conduct surveillance in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, and implement professional surveillance solutions in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in-class customer services. For more information about Synology visit: www.synology.com