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If you use any NAS system, we recommend Synology ONLY!

After spending weeks trying to configure 2 variations of Netgear Nas’s we switched our clients to Synology and the NAS units are fantastic. Firstly the Netgear systems would not set up users and every time we tried it failed, on both systems. We could not add Apps from the App store because it kept telling us another installation was in progress (also on both systems) The whole system is useless and is quite antiquated the way it works – for example, you MUST have the client software installed before you connect?? SO if I am in a clients office and i want access, I have to install software first :/ CRAZY – there is nothing like that with the Synology and the unit has a built in  Dynamic DND so the NAS can have a simple name instead of IP address, the Netgear does this too but needs other software, which we could not install :/

The front end is a breeze to set up and so are shares and permissions 🙂

There is also some great sites which offer additional apps, and most are free. Here are some of my favourite Addresses to add to your Synology Apps 🙂
Add these to Package Centre to see al the goodies:

http://www.cphub.net

http://packages.pcloadletter.co.uk/

http://packages.jdel.org/

http://cytec.us/spk/

Please feel free to add your own in the comments below

Steve P


I started on computers back in the days of the Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum, back when people were coming to terms with how great their new digital watch was. Even though I worked in DIY Shops, Fancy Goods, the building trade, DJ’ing etc, my main interest and passion was always in coding, graphics and games. I decided to take the plunge into computer shops in the mid 90’s and in 2003 set up my own computer business.
I have a simple work ethic which is I prefer to make a little money often, rather than charging a fortune and losing customers. This has proven to work for me and my customers. In all the years I have traded I have never advertised and yet each week, I get new customers through recommendations – there is no higher praise :)

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