Software and Administration (cont.)
The package center lets you access applications that are installed on the NAS. As we wrote earlier, out of the box the most basic packages are pre-installed, such as Cloud Station, Audio Station, Photo Station, etc. Each of these apps fills a particular role in accessing that type of media, making it more enjoyable when compared to just a straight file browser. Here's what the package center looks like in its default state;
You can sort packages by category by clicking on the left-side for "security" or "backup." Suffice to say Synology has all the basics covered quite well, but the real beauty of the Synology system is the sheer breadth of packages that are available. It is really a unique proposition, as no other drive we've seen includes this many add-on software packages. We were able to include all the optional software packages in one window, so click on this photo to expand it to see all of the available software.
Email about the health of our disks
Next, let's see how she performs in the real world.