Get More From Your Disks With A NAS Part 2
Manually Updating DSM Software
As the DiskStation Manager software is shipped with version 3.0 we want to replace it with the latest version which is 3.2 and it would be a good time to perform this upgrade before we go any further. To do this we need to head into the Control Panel which can be found by heading to the toolbar and clicking on the pull down arrow.
DSM Update can be found listed in the “System” section of options.
Upon launch the DSM Update displays the system model name (DS211j in our case) and the current DSM version (DSM 3.0-1354) and date (2010/10/23).
Also on this dialog box is a link to the Synology Website to check for any latest versions and a file path for uploading a new version. At this point it is important to remember that it is not possible to downgrade a version of the DSM so ensure you really want to upgrade before you go ahead.
Once the latest version of the DSM is downloaded from the Synology Download Center simply click the Browse button and locate the downloaded “.pat” file and the unit will install it.
Fortunately, from version 3.2 of the DSM things are made a little easier as the DiskStation Manager can automatically check for the latest version and automatically download updates on a regular basis although you can still manually update the DSM should you require.
Once the updates are complete the unit will reboot and you should be welcomed with the new version logon screen – in this case DSM 3.2.