Synology DSM 7.0: What's New and How to Upgrade

Synology DSM 7.0: What's New and How to Upgrade


Upgrading to Synology DSM 7.0 brings exciting new features and improvements to your Synology DiskStation. Let's explore what's new and how you can upgrade to this latest version.

New Features in Synology DSM 7.0

1. Enhanced Performance

One of the major highlights of DSM 7.0 is its improved performance. Tests have shown up to **40% faster response times** for file requests and **50% faster search** for file indexing and thumbnail generation. These enhancements ensure a smoother and more efficient experience for users.

2. Revamped User Interface

The user interface in DSM 7.0 has undergone a significant makeover. Not only does it offer a modern and intuitive design, but it also provides a **more responsive and customizable** user experience. Additionally, the new interface brings better accessibility compliance, improving usability for users with visual impairments.

3. Storage Space Reduction

DSM 7.0 introduces an innovative algorithm that reduces required storage space for your data. With **up to a 20% reduction in storage consumption**, you can save valuable disk space, especially for large files and folders.

4. Active Insight

Active Insight is a new monitoring tool introduced in DSM 7.0. It provides comprehensive visibility into your Synology NAS, including usage, performance, and health status. With real-time insights, you can optimize your NAS usage and proactively address any potential issues.

Upgrade Process to Synology DSM 7.0

1. Check Compatibility

Before upgrading, ensure that your Synology NAS model is compatible with DSM 7.0. Refer to Synology's website for the updated list of compatible models.

2. Backup Your Data

To safeguard your data during the upgrade process, it is essential to create a backup. Use Synology's built-in backup tools or any third-party backup software to securely backup all your important files and configurations.

3. Confirm DSM 7.0 Availability

Visit Synology's website or open your DSM Control Panel to check if DSM 7.0 is available for your specific NAS model. If it is, **download the DSM 7.0 package**.

4. Perform the Upgrade

Once you have the DSM 7.0 package, go to the DSM Control Panel and select "Manual DSM Update." Click on "Browse" to locate the DSM 7.0 package file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade process.


Synology DSM 7.0 brings significant performance enhancements, a revamped user interface, storage space reduction, and the introduction of Active Insight. Upgrading to DSM 7.0 can be done by checking compatibility, backing up data, confirming availability, and performing the upgrade process. Stay up-to-date with the latest features and improvements for your Synology DiskStation.

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