Synology® Announced the Official Release of Disk Station Manager 2.0 June Update, Introducing Extra Data Protection-Network Recycle Bin, and Download Enhancements

Taipei, Taiwan, July 13, 2008 --( Synology® closed its June beta program today and officially released the Synology Disk Station Manager 2.0 June update. This firmware update features extra data protection, extra IP camera support, download enhancements and performance improvement, AFP performance improvement, and third-party application integration capability.

The CIFS recycle bin provides extra data protection for unintentional human error. "Files deleted over CIFS connections would be kept in the recycle bin folder in the same file structure. This is to provide users with an easy-to-search environment when they need to recover deleted files," said Rosiel Lee, product manager of the Synology Disk Station Manager 2.0.

The Download Station enhancements include DHT support, 25% performance increase, BT encryption support, and flexible seeding rule settings. The download enhancements imply a shorter time needed to download the same files; this pushes the Green idea Synology has always kept in mind another step forward.

The DHT support allows trackerless torrents downloading. It means you do not need to connect to a tracker in order to download, but connect to a distributed DHT Network to find other peers. The upgraded Download Station also supports TCP trackers, UDP trackers, and Peer Exchange Protocol, all that are for increasing the ability to find more peers when downloading. In addition, flexible seeding options are also available in this release.

Moreover, with the June update, users are now able to install third-party applications onto the Synology Disk Station Manager 2.0 interface. "We have compiled the Synology NAS Server Third-Party Apps Integration Guide to teach users and system integrators to add the applications in details," commented Michael Tsao, product manager of the Synology NAS Server third-party integration, "we are confident that users will find it flexible and useful to integrate their own applications."

The June beta has attracted over 1,700 users to download and test-drive. Synology is proud to end the beta with positive user feedbacks during the trial period. The Synology Disk Station Manager 2.0 June update includes the following improvements:

Extra Data Protection: The Network Recycle Bin ensures all deleted files are recoverable from the recycle bin folder. This function works for all CIFS connections.

Enhanced BT Download: The DHT support, 25% download performance enhancement, BT encryption support, and seeding options are added.

Enhanced AFP Performance: The AFP download performance is improved by a maximum of 89%, and upload 72%. The test results from the Synology lab are listed below:


Max. Download Improvement

Max. Upload Improvement

Enhanced Photo Station 3: The performance of thumbnail browsing has been improved. The Google AdSense, calendar-based article browsing, and sticky articles are added to the blogging system.

Enhanced Audio Station: The renovated AJAX drag-and-drop mechanism is added to the playlist management.

Extra IP Cameras Support: 6 more IP cameras are now supported on Surveillance Station: Linksys WVC54GCA, LevelOne FCS-0010, TRENDnet TV-IP100, TV-IP100W, TV-IP400, and TV-IP400W.

Integrated Telnet/SSH: Telnet and SSH terminal services are now configurable directly from the management UI.

New Language Support: The Polish language is added to the Disk Station Manager 2.0, Synology Assistant, Synology Data Replicator 3, and Synology Download Redirector.

Upgraded Apache: Apache is upgraded to 2.2.8.

Upgraded PHP: PHP is upgraded to 5.2.6.

Third-Party Apps Integration Capability: Users who wish to install third-party applications on the Synology NAS Server can refer to the Synology NAS Server Third-Party Apps Integration Guide to proceed.

The Synology Disk Station Manager 2.0 June update comes pre-installed on all new Synology NAS products from now on. It’s also available for free download at for most models that have already been shipped to Synology users.

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