Synology, c’est parti pour le nouveau firmware 4.0

Quelques jours seulement après la fermeture de la bêta, le Firmware définitif, le DSM 4.0 est disponible pour tous les NAS à partir des séries x08 :

Il est téléchargeable chez Synology ici :

ou vous pouvez le télécharger directement via votre interface Synology, panneau de configuration, puis Mise à jour du DSM :


Le firmware se téléchargera tout seul comme un grand, en P2P.

Vous n’aurez qu’à l’installer. Attention, les premiers jours le téléchargement cafouille un peu du fait de l’afflux de demandes.

La liste officielle des nouvelles fonctionnalités de la release 4.0 :

Synology DiskStation DS209+ Release Notes

Version: DSM 4.0-2197


New Feature Highlights

  • DSM 4.0 can only be applied to Synology DiskStation with DSM 3.0 and onward. Download DSM 3.0 at: Americas, Asia, Europe
  • Due to the hardware capability, DSM 4.0 will be the last DSM upgrade available for all x08-series DiskStations.
  • Due to the hardware capability, not all of the features of DSM 4.0 are available to all models; please see below for more information. If you would like to experience the full potential of DSM 4.0 or the future release of the DSM operating system, please consider upgrading the DiskStation to a newer one.
    1. Cloud Station beta (Available in Package Center)
      • Cloud Station is a free package which offers a file-syncing solution on multiple computers that lets you bring your docs and multimedia anywhere and backup them easily.
      • 32 historical file versions are available for each synced file which helps you backup your important files automatically.
      • Recycle bin stored the deleted files for later retrieve if necessary.
      • Privilege control allows the selected users to use Cloud Station to control your network bandwidth.
      • Cloud Station client is now available on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, helping you to sync data between your computers and Synology DiskStation via the IP address or ezCloud ID.
      • Please refer to the release notes of Cloud Station for details.
    2. ezCloud Service:
      • ezCloud is a cloud service offering QuickConnect, DDNS, MyDS Center, and Push Notification to help you setup/access/manage Synology DiskStation easily.
      • QuickConnect offers ezCloud ID which allows you to connect your Synology DiskStation using Cloud Station client or DS file without setting up port forwarding rules on your router.
      • Customized ezCloud ID allows you to create your own ezCloud identity.
      • DDNS service is free and now provided by Synology offering you the flexibility to customize your own domain in the easiest way.
      • MyDS Center, a Synology membership service, is now up and running to serve the community at, you may check your Synology DiskStation status from anywhere via the heartbeat feature and receive the push notification in case of any unexpected shutdown.
      • Push Notification enables you to receive the important messages instantly from your Synology DiskStation via Windows Live Messenger, Skype, DS cam and DS finder for iPhone/iPad.
      • HTTPS connection from DS file is supported in QuickConnect service.
    3. Applications Modularization:
      Six previously built-in applications – Photo Station, Audio Station, Download Station, Media Server, iTunes Server, and Surveillance Station – are now modularized to be independent packages, and they can be installed or updated separately without interrupting services running on DSM.
    4. iSCSI LUN Backup:
      • Point-in-time backup technology is used to allow copy-on-write implementation. Space re-claim mechanism is added to take place for any 4GB zero-block to reduce the file size of total backup.
      • In addition to the local host, LUN can also be backed up to an attached external storage device, or onto another DiskStation via network.
      • Incremental backup is available after running the initial full backup.
    5. Desktop Widgets:
      Seven new widgets are now introduced onto DSM desktop – System Health, Resource Monitor, Scheduled Backup, Storage, Current Connections, System Logs and File Change Logs. You will get an overview of system status and monitor the activities of your Synology DiskStation right after the login.
    6. User Interface Enhancements with HTML 5 and CSS3 Transform:
      • Instant Preview allows you to take a quick peek of a running app on the task bar before you switch to it. (Internet Explorer is not supported)
      • Pilot View gives you one place to see and navigate every app running on your DSM with just one click. (Internet Explorer is not supported)
      • You can make groups of shortcuts on DSM 4.0 Desktop.
      • You can personalize the background of the login page in DSM 4.0.
    7. Application Portal:
      You can customize the alias or HTTP port for Audio Station, File Station, Surveillance Station or Download Station, meaning you may now skip the DSM login page for better privacy and offer an easier way to share these services with your friends.
    8. Antivirus Essential (Available in Package Center):
      • Antivirus Essential is a free and complete antivirus solution from Synology.
      • Scheduled virus scan is available to keep your DiskStation safe and secure in your network at all times.
      • Automatic virus definition update allows you to perform the virus scan always with the latest virus definition.
      • Scanning files on the remote folders are supported.
    9. File Station Enhancements:
      • The previous File Browser has now been integrated and renamed to File Station.
      • Windows ACL user interface is now integrated into DSM, so you can edit Windows ACL directly in File Station.
      • Sharable file links are now provided to allow DSM users to share files to others with these private file links, without creating DSM accounts for them.
      • Uploading or downloading multiple files and folders in a sequential order is now available. (Java running on the PC client is required)
      • Personal favorite is now added for quick access to your folders.
      • Instant cut, copy, and paste are now available to manage folders and files between your Synology DiskStation and local computer in File Station.
      • File or folder shortcut on DSM desktop is available by directly drag-and-drop from File Station.
      • The number for maximum files to upload is raised to 300.
    10. Surveillance Station 5 Enhancements:
      • Live View Analytics lets user track targets and record events intelligently in real time. Live View Analytics History also provides user the ability to view Live View statistics and playback incidents.
      • Evidence Integrity Authenticator tool enables users to verify the originality of Surveillance Station’s recording or snapshot.
      • Fisheye camera is supported to view 360 degree panoramic view. Multiple regions or 180 degrees hemispheric images can be dewarpped from distorted fisheye image.
      • More than 1,000 IP cameras are supported and 200 new IP camera models are added from Samsung, Vivotek, ACTi, Trendnet, D-Link, and etc. Please refer to the here for the complete list.
      • In addition to e-mail and SMS, push notification supports DS cam, Windows Live Messenger, and Skype and can now be scheduled by individual camera or event type simultaneously.
      • Camera can now be added in batch from different models and brands, to help system integrators efficiently setup a multiple of cameras.
      • Surveillance Station is becoming fast and more responsive.
    11. Photo Station 5 Enhancements:
      • Uploading photos to Picasa Web Albums or Twitter is now supported with just a few clicks. You can upload multiple photos to Picasa Web Album at a time.
      • The new Detail Mode offers you an additional way to view the picture wall in the original aspect of photos along with their titles.
      • A new album, Blog Images, will be created when you share pictures on your blog. The photos shared on your blog will be copied to this public album.
      • Copying photos between albums is now supported for easy management.
    12. Download Station Enhancements:
      • Watched Folder allows you to save torrents or NZB files to the specified folder and download tasks will start automatically.
      • SFTP and FTPS are now supported (not available when downloading a directory).
    13. Media Indexing Service:
      • Media Server, Audio Station and iTunes Server can be configured to include additional indexed folders for media scanning.
      • All picture, audio and video collections can now be customized to be scanned in the 3 default multimedia folders. (music, video, and photo)
      • MPEG-4 video conversion is now supported for playback on mobile devices in Photo Station.
    14. VPN:
      VPN client is now available to allow you to securely access the resources shared within VPN server’s local area network, over the Internet. VPN client supports both PPTP and OpenVPN protocol.
    15. Syslog:
      Syslog client is now added to report to your Syslog server, which centralizes logs in one place for easy management.
    16. VLAN support:
      • VLAN tagging is now supported on your DiskStation, which improves the manageability, and reduces hardware/administrative cost. Supporting VLAN also helps your DiskStation fit into your existing network infrastructure.
    17. Hotspot: (not available on all 08 series, DS109j, and DS209j)
      • Wireless access point is now supported by simply plugging a USB wireless dongle into your DiskStation. For the complete supported list, please see here.
    18. Connection Manager:
      A real-time connection list is now added to allow you to monitor who is accessing your data and kill the connections of unwanted users. It is supported in DSM, FTP, Samba, and AFP protocols, as well as shown as the widget on DSM desktop.
    19. Configuration Backup Enhancements:
      • Configuration backup is integrated with settings of Control Panel, providing easy migration and fast system recovery.
      • Scheduled system configuration backup is introduced to automatically backup the configurations on a weekly basis to reduce the side effects of the system rollback.
      • You can partially restore system configuration now.
    20. VMware vSphere 5.0 VAAI Support:
      Atomic Test & Set (ATS) supported to eliminate LUN-level locking based on SCSI reservations and improve data access performance.
    21. DHCP Server: (Available in Package Center)
      • DHCP Server supplies IP address to other computers over TCP/IP networks on multiple subnets. It can also be individually turned on/off for each network interface.
    22. SMART Test Scheduler:
      SMART test by schedule is now available to scan HDD for potential risks on a timely basis to prevent data crisis.
    23. Smart Remap:
      A new mechanism is in place to protect the degraded RAID from being crashed during the repairing process due to bad sectors.
    24. Improved NTFS Performance:
      data transfer rate between NTFS external disks and DiskStation can be 3.7 times as fast as DSM 3.2. The speed test result of writing data to the eSATA drive connected to DiskStation with NTFS partition is listed below:
DiskStation / DSM version DSM 3.2 DSM 4.0
DS1512+ 40.88 MB/s 110.66 MB/s
DS212+ 15.36 MB/s 56.98 MB/s
    1. Improved Server Response Time (only available on DiskStation with 5 or more bays):
      Now it only takes 7 seconds for server to respond from HDD hibernation.
    2. FIPS 140-2 Compliant:
      Synology implementation of AES encryption has been validated by Crytographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP)
    3. Apple Routers Support:
      EZ-Internet now supports Apple routers – Airport Express, Airport Extreme, and Time Capsule by integrating NAT-PMP. Mac users can now publish their Synology DiskStation onto Internet with just a few clicks. Please refer here for supported router list.
    4. ARM Performance Improvements over iSCSI:
      iSCSI data transfer rate on ARM-based DiskStation with RAID 1 disk groups or data volumes is significantly improved by a maximum of 21%. The test result of iSCSI writing is listed below:
DiskStation / DSM version DSM 3.2 DSM 4.0
DS212+ 85.94MB/s 96.55MB/s
DS212 78.43MB/s 95.94MB/s
  1. DSM mobile Enhancements:
    Auto Block, User Groups management, Mounting/unmounting encrypted shared folders, running/stopping packages, iSCSI LUN monitor, and the complete resource monitor are now added.
  2. iPhone/iPad Apps Upgrade: (Available on Apple® App Store)
    • DS photo+: Supported photos and videos displayed on Apple® TV.
    • DS file: iCloud and QuickConnect is now integrated.
    • DS audio: The recently added albums are now available displayed as a playlist.
    • Push Notification is now implemented on DS finder and DS cam.
    • Login credential encryption will be supported even with HTTP connection. Your sensitive username and password data will be securely transferred when you use DS cam, DS audio and DS finder with DSM 4.0.
  3. Android Tablet Support: (Available on Android® Market)
    • Android Tablet support: DS file and DS photo+ are officially supported for devices with Android 3.1 or later. The user interface has been resigned for Android tablets.
    • Login credential encryption will be supported even with HTTP connection. Your sensitive username and password data will be securely transferred when you use DS cam, DS audio and DS finder with DSM 4.0.
    • Push Notification is now implemented on DS finder for Android.
  4. Windows Phone Support: (Coming soon on Windows Phone® Marketplace)
    • DS finder will soon be available for your Windows Phone for you to monitor your DiskStation and receive important system notification instantly.
  5. Kindle Fire support: (Available on Amazon® App Store): DS photo+, DS audio, DS cam, DS file and DS finder are now supported on Amazon Kindle Fire.
  6. The following packages are updated to support DSM 4.0: TimeBackup, VPN Server, Syslog Server, Directory Server, and HiDrive Backup.
  7. Upgraded Apache web server to 2.2.22, php module to 5.3.10 and openssl to 1.0.0g.
  8. Added 93 new wireless dongles including ABOCOM, ASUS, D-LINK and EDIMAX. For the complete supported camera list, please see here.

Limitation & Known Issues

  1. LUN backup does not support destinations in FAT, NTFS file system, or encrypted shared folder.

Special Notes

  1. Browser Support:
    • Internet Explorer 8, 9
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox 3.6, 4-10 or later
    • Safari 5 (Mac)
  2. VPN client supports 1 active connection and up to 16 profiles.
  3. QuickConnect supports 2 active connections for each DiskStation.
  4. For CMS deployment on Surveillance Station, the DSM versions of Master and Slave must both be 4.0 backward for compatibility.
  5. Remote Folder and Virtual Drive cannot be mounted on subfolders in user home that contains “Cloud Station” in its folder’s name.


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