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If you’re wondering why your Synology NAS is so loud, the noise might be coming from the fan or device. If so, you can try to quiet it down by cleaning off dust, checking for loose screws and switching the Fan Speed Mode to Quiet Mode. You can also check out the fan model on your Synology NAS.
Drives are noisy
NAS drives can be loud. However, you can take a couple steps to improve the noise level. First, try to make sure the HDDs are properly seated. If you place your NAS on a wooden desk, the noises will be amplified. Second, you can add padding around the drives. This will help keep the noise to a minimum.
You can also check the drive’s performance by lightly pressing the slots. You should be able to detect whether the drive is loose or not. If it moves too much, it can cause the NAS to vibrate. It might even cause your music system to become unusable.
If you notice that the drives on your Synology NAS are noisy, you should back up your data. This is a warning sign of a serious internal issue. You can use the software system monitoring feature to identify the cause of the noise. If the noise persists, you should consider getting a new unit.
Noctua recommends experienced users replace NAS fans
Noctua recommends that experienced users replace the stock fans in network devices. However, it’s important to note that some network devices use different fan pin functions. Some use the RPM and PWM pins while others use different signals. In these cases, it’s best to contact the manufacturer of the network device to find out more about fan compatibility.
If you want to replace the fan in your NAS, you can do so easily by following the manufacturer’s instructions. The fan’s RPM is rated at 5,000 and comes with two low-noise adapters. The stock fan is relatively loud, with a noise level of 10.8 dB(A). The Noctua NF-A4x20’s ultra-low-noise adapter measures only 8.5dB(A). The fan is 20mm deep, so you can access the heatsink without removing the motherboard.
Hardwood floors can amplify NAS vibrations
If you place your NAS on a hardwood floor, you will notice that it vibrates more than a standard desktop computer. This may be because of the extra vibration it picks up from furniture and floors. To reduce the vibration, try putting a vibration-dampening pad under the feet of your NAS. The less vibration your NAS is exposed to, the lower the noise level.
Hardwood floors are particularly sensitive to NAS vibrations, which are caused by the drive tray. It is easy to slide the hard drives in and out of the NAS box, but this can cause vibrations and noise. For this reason, it’s important to place your NAS on a non-wooden surface, such as concrete.
Problems with Synology’s DSM
Synology has released a new update for its DSM software, which is full of new features and fixes. The software also has some critical changes that have improved its responsiveness and efficiency. The update is now available for download through Synology’s server interface. To download it, simply log in to your Synology server and go to the Update & Restore section.
If you’re having trouble accessing your Synology NAS, it may be because you haven’t updated the system to the latest DSM version. If this is the case, you can disable the AFP service and allow access only from trusted clients. If you’re experiencing any of the problems listed above, you should contact Synology’s technical support.
Luckily, the Synology DSM 7.0 comes with many improvements, including improved security. The new version offers two-factor authentication, Secure Signin, and extra useful tools. It also runs faster than the older version of the software. It’s also lighter and uses less resources. The new version also gets rid of Cloud Station Server and ShareSync, two of the most popular software tools available for managing your Synology NAS.