In this video we look at how you can increase the storage capacity of your Synology NAS using an external USB Hard Drive. While we recommend that where possible, you fit an internal hard drive to one of the spare hard drive bays of your NAS. If that is not possible, you can use an External USB Hard Drive. For our example we used an 8Tb Western Digital Mybook.
After fitting a a USB hard drive to a Synology NAS, the NAS will automatically turn the hard drive into a network access point. Please note that when using an external USB Hard Drive, DSM will not allow you to install packages to that Drive.