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This page aims to make it easy for visitors to find the most important content on our website. We also highlight the best deals related to your NAS at the bottom.

DSM Synology and NAS guides

The below books are great to get you started with the Synology’s DSM software. Note these are NOT specific to Xpenology (the homebrew / DIY version of Synology’s Diskstation manager software.)

Recommended articles

If you didn’t read our guide yet. You can do that here:

Guide to Xpenology

Find the right hardware and hard drives:

Recommended Hardware

What’s The Best Hard Drive for a Synology NAS?

Guides on how to get the most out of Synology DSM software

Step-by-Step Guide: Installing a VPN on Your Synology NAS
Check out the best VPN deals below!

Best cloud backup services for Synology & Xpenology

Recommended deals

SurfShark VPN up to – 81% discount with coupon “surfsharkdeal” (251 USD savings!)

SurfShark – 2.49 USD / month with a 24-month subscription

Normal price:
12.95 USD / month

NordVPN at -70% discount on DealMirror (304 USD savings!)

NordVPN – Only 3.49 USD / month with for 3 years (No subscription!)
Limited time deal, only 36 left!

Normal price:
11.95 USD / month

NordVPN at -59% discount on AppSumo (84 USD savings!)

NordVPN – 1 year access for just $59 through APPSUMO (no subscription!)
Limited time deal, we don’t know how much longer it will be there. AppSumo’s deals are always temporary.

Normal price:
11.95 USD / month

Recommended video course

If you are not much of a reader and prefer video instead. We recommend you check out this Udemy course all about Xpenology and Synology.

Turn an Old PC into a powerful Synology NAS / Media Server

This course will take you through the whole Xpenology setup process from A to Z. It even throws in some additional guides on using the Synology’s DSM software.

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Turn an Old PC into a powerful Synology NAS / Media Server

Learn how to easily turn a computer into a powerful Linux based Network Attached Storage – NAS – and Media Server

by Pierre-Alain Wichert

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (based on 152 reviews)
2 hours of video content broken down in 25 lectures

Full disclaimer: if you buy this Udemy course using the above links you will be financially supporting xpenology.org at ZERO additional cost to you.