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Web-Interface

Now let’s see what NAS-related setup options are available in the web-interface. The company has perfected the official firmware of its devices since we last tested them. The settings section of the web-interface has changed, too. It is now called Disk Station Manager 2.0.

The header of the manager window contains links to the integrated applications and exit page (Logout). A navigation menu is located in the left part of the window. This menu looks prettier than in the previous version of the firmware but has retained its laconic two-level design and logical structure. The current page with settings is displayed in the right part of the window. When you open the Manager, you can see a page with a few setup Wizards that are indeed very helpful. You can also see the My Favorites zone here. You can drag-and-drop up to 10 links to any menu items into this zone for quick access. You can also change the appearance of the start page by clicking the Complete Mode link. This displays all of the menu items in a single list.

The developer has got rid of a Help system for some reason. There is only some info about the additional services and short tips in some of the pages with settings.

Now let’s see what setup options you can use in the Manager.

Information Group

So the first group of settings is Information. It contains the Status page that offers rather detailed information about the current parameters of the device. For example, it reports the current temperature of the HDDs.

The Log page is especially interesting as it provides logs of the device’s operation divided into categories. Each log is very detailed and visual.

The last page, About, contains information about the trademark, etc.

 
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