How do I buy exFAT for Synology?

Go to DSM Package Center > All Packages. Search for exFAT Access and click Buy. Sign in to your Synology Account and follow the system prompts to complete the purchase.

Can Synology format external drive?

You can format your external drives to ext4 and FAT32 with Synology NAS.

Why does Synology charge for exFAT?

exFAT Access requires a software license for its use in products. According to the license agreement stipulated by Microsoft, users must pay for the license fee to access the service. Therefore, in order to use exFAT storage devices, you must purchase exFAT Access.

Does Synology work with exFAT?

Microsoft exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) technology is a file system optimized for flash storage devices. In response to Microsoft’s announcement to integrate exFAT into the Linux kernel in 2019, Synology users can install exFAT free of charge by updating DSM to version 7.0 or above.

What is exFAT access Synology?

With exFAT installed, you can access external storage devices with a file system formatted as exFAT on your NAS. Unlike FAT32, exFAT supports a single file larger than 4 GB and can be used on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Can I connect to Synology via USB?

Can I connect Synology Diskstation NAS directly to a PC or Mac? If you are planning to connect your Synology NAS to your PC over USB, then no, you can not. NAS means network attached storage and is being connected to a network.

What format does Synology use?

Btrfs is a modern file system developed by multiple parties and now supported by select Synology NAS models. Btrfs was designed to address obstacles often encountered in enterprise storage systems, such as fault tolerance, management, and data protection.

How mount exFAT Linux?

You can use exFAT drives on Linux with full read-write support, but you’ll need to install a few packages first. Try connecting an exFAT-formatted drive without installing the required software and you’ll often see “Unable to mount” error message saying “unknown file system type: ‘exfat’.”

Can I connect NAS with USB?

If you are planning to connect your Synology NAS to your PC over USB, then no, you can not. NAS means network attached storage and is being connected to a network. Once added as a network drive, the new drive will appear in your drive list on your PC or Mac. For example Your NAS IP could be 192.168.

What is the USB for on Synology?

USB Copy helps you copy files between your Synology NAS and external USB/SD storage devices. File copy can start right after an external storage device is plugged in to the Synology NAS, without any need to open the DSM web console.

Can you use a USB hub on Synology?

I’ve been using a 7-port HooToo usb 3.0 hub with my Synology NAS for over 5 years without any problems. You can connect USB drives to the two USB ports. Some hubs may work but Synology says they do not support hubs.

Can a Synology drive be used as an exFAT drive?

I had a Synology DS418 NAS drive, and needed to attach a USB drive to get some data off it as a one off operation. I found the drive formatted as a exFAT drive, and out of the box, Synology doesn’t support that.

What kind of disk format does Synology recognize?

Synology NAS recognizes the following formats: Btrfs, ext3, ext4, FAT32, exFAT, HFS, HFS Plus, and NTFS. Any unrecognized external drive will have to be formatted first before being used on the system.

Can a Synology NAS support HFS / HFS Plus?

Journal is not supported on HFS/HFS Plus. You will need to install exFAT Access from Package Center to enable Synology NAS to support exFAT. For a list of Synology product models which support exFAT format, please refer to this page. Make sure you eject the external drive before unplugging it. Btrfs is available on specific models only.

How to mount an exFAT file on a NAS?

In the control panel of the NAS web UI, enable SSH, and login via SSH. Copy the extracted file /sbin/mount.exfat-fuse to the NAS placing in the /opt/sbin/ directory. Without the USB drive attached to the NAS, run an ls /dev/, then connect the usb drive, and do the same. Look for differences in the directory, this will be the USB drive.