How to install Synology DSM (Synology DiskStation Manager) on Mini PC to turn Beelink‘s Mini PC and other Mini PC into a NAS server? In the following tutorial, you will learn how to transform Beelink Mini PC into a NAS ( Network Attached Storage).
Many of us have a huge amount of various multimedia files that we need to store and have access to at any time. Therefore, a good solution is to convert an available Beelink Mini PC or other Mini PC into a NAS server (Network Attached Storage). Therefore, we will use the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) software for this solution, which allows simple and easy-to-use powerful multimedia and cloud functions.
DiskStation Manager (DSM) is an intuitive operating system with a web interface that helps users manage files, photos, music, videos, and other important content stored in Synology DiskStation and RackStation. DiskStation Manager can not only store data, but users can also set up applications and choose the services they need to enrich life and improve work efficiency.
Tutorial: How to install Synology DSM on Beelink Mini PC
We can install Synology DSM (DiskStation Manager) on Beelink Mini PC through the XPenology bootloader, but this is not an easy task, but I found a good integration tool that we can install through this integration tool – XPenology forum, and XPenology Tool.
System version selection
First, select the appropriate version of the Synology DSM system according to your computer motherboard. Generally, it is strongly recommended to use the v1.02b boot version of DSM 6.1.7,
Because I found that there are still many problems with the 1.03b and 1.04b boot programs. If it is an old computer that does not support UEFI, then it is recommended to use DSM 5.2 or try DSM 6.2.1 booted by 1.04b
Synology DSM System: DSM 6.1.7-15284 Update3 (preferred recommended version)
Boot version: 1.02b
Target model: DS3617 +
Boot method: UEFI
Synology DSM System: DSM 5.2-5967.1 (second choice recommended version)
Boot version: XPEnoboot for DSM 5.2-5967.1 x64
Target model: DS3615 +
Boot method: Traditional BIOS
1. Create your boot stick
Ready：USB stick，two MINI PCs，Installation tool
(Beelink U57 on the left and Beelink J45 on the right. Products that can be installed with DSM after testing are BT3-X / J34 / J45 / L55 / U55 / U57. X45 and X55 will later upgrade the BIOS to support the installation of DSM.)