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I just bought a Synology DS112 and a WD RED 1TB

I have some experience building gaming computers so I figure this can't be that hard (I know how to install components, install the software, and troubleshoot minor issues). But I have no idea what to do here. I need help with everything from connecting it to my router and having it recognized to installing the OS and firmware and actually using the device. My dad wants to use it to backup family and work files and photos, the description says it can automatically sync like a cloud, and I am planning on using it to stream MP3s to my home theater through my PS3. Can someone help me with this? It is arriving Thursday.

BTW I figure 1TB is all I need because I am only putting backups of files and media on it and I have about 400 GB of media so far and I figure I won't be acquiring 500 more GBs of data anytime soon. But do you think 1TB is enough? I am working on a budget here
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did i post this in the wrong section or something? The people on Yahoo Answers were less than helpful because one guy said that if I don't know what I am doing then I have no business messing around with stuff. Great way to encourage noobs like myself to get into computers.
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Did you read the installation manual?

http://ukdl.synology.com/download/ds/QIG/x12-series/DS112+/Syno_QIG_1bay3_enu.pdf

no it's not here yet but I know it will help. I just figure you guys could help me better than a manual. And you guys would know some cool stuff I could do with it like play stuff on my TV through my PS3
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Did you read the installation manual?

http://ukdl.synology.com/download/ds/QIG/x12-series/DS112+/Syno_QIG_1bay3_enu.pdf

Ok I found a hang up on these instructions. Pg 9 is confusing. Do I set up the partition and format myself before installing the HDD into the device or...? Also, it says "Please input the path of the installation file," is that the path ON the HDD in the device or is this where it installs the manager on my PC? Also how do I put the OS on the device and on the HDD in the device?

sorry for my noobishness but this is the first time I set up an NAS and I know for a fact I can do it right because it can't be that much different than building and setting up a PC or wifi router both of which I have done numerous times.
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Look at page #2
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Warning: If you install a hard disk that contains data, the system will format the hard disk and erase all data. If you
need the data in the future, please back it up before installation.

Read Page #8 & #9 again

Instructions are pretty straight forward. What's confusing about this instruction???
Quote:
Click Browse to locate the DSM_[model name]_[number].pat installation file in the DSM folder of your installation disc.

The DSM is your OS.
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post #7 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anoob View Post

Look at page #2
Read Page #8 & #9 again

Instructions are pretty straight forward. What's confusing about this instruction???
The DSM is your OS.

ok thanks
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