Overview of the Synology NAS media server setup.


This guide provides a comprehensive overview of setting up a media server on a Synology DS220+ NAS using SynoCommunity packages. The Synology DS220+ is a powerful and versatile NAS device, suitable for various tasks such as file storage, media streaming, and managing packaged applications. In this setup, we will be using two Seagate Ironwolf NAS 10TB hard drives for storage.

The media server setup will include popular applications like Sonarr, Radarr, Plex, and others, all installed through SynoCommunity packages. These packages will simplify the deployment and management of these applications. Additionally, we’ll be setting up Usenet downloading capabilities using Newshosting as the provider and NZBGeek as the indexer.


By following this guide, you will learn how to:

  • Set up the Synology DS220+ NAS for the first time.
  • Install SynoCommunity packages.
  • Create the necessary directories for application configurations and media files.
  • Install and configure desired media server applications through SynoCommunity.
  • Start and manage the media server applications.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance tasks.

Once completed, you will have a fully functional media server running on your Synology DS220+ NAS with easy-to-use applications for managing your media library, downloading new content, and streaming media to your devices.



Package Source

Usenet Requirements

  • Newshosting: Usenet provider for access to the Usenet servers.
  • NZBGeek: NZB indexer for finding NZB files on the Usenet.


  • Sonarr: TV show management and download automation.
  • Radarr: Movie management and download automation.
  • Plex: Media server for streaming content to various devices.
  • SABnzbd: Usenet binary downloader.
  • Transmission: BitTorrent client.
  • Jackett: API support for torrent trackers.
  • NZBHydra2: Meta search application for Usenet indexers.
  • Overseerr: Media request and management tool.

These components form the foundation of a powerful and versatile media server on your Synology DS220+ NAS.