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Qboost is a system utility that monitors and enables you to manage memory consumption. You can download the utility from App Center. It provides the following information:




User Actions



A graphic showing memory usage on the NAS.

  • Blue: Available memory, expressed as a percentage. Available memory is the sum of free memory, buffer memory, cache memory, and other reclaimable memory.

  • Green: Free memory, expressed as a percentage. Free memory is memory that is currently unused and unallocated.

Click Optimize to clear the buffer memory (block level) and cache memory (file level).

Hover the pointer over the memory widget to see the amount of available memory and free memory in MB, GB, or TB.


Junk Files

Junk files are unnecessary system files and files in the Recycle Bin, which consume disk space and memory.

  • Click Clear to permanently delete junk files.

    By default, clicking Clear only deletes unnecessary system files, such as files that the operating system and applications create while performing certain tasks.

  • Click to select other types of files to delete.

    Select Empty Recycle Bin to include files that were moved to the Recycle Bin by the currently active user.


Top 5 Applications by Memory Usage

Top five applications and services that consume the most memory

Click to display all applications and services that can be enabled and disabled from either the Control Panel or the App Center.

For details, see Application Management.


Qboost taskbar

Taskbar for the Qboost widget

Click to view the Qboost help.

Click to close the Qboost widget.

Application Management

Application Management displays the following information.




Displays the application name

CPU Usage

Displays the percentage of consumed processing power


Displays the amount of memory consumed

CPU Time

Displays the amount of time the CPU requires to process an application request


Displays one of the following statuses:

  • Always Enabled

  • Always Disabled

  • Scheduled


Displays icons for the possible actions

You can perform the following actions.



Enable or disable an application or service.

  • Click to change the status to Always Enabled.

  • Click to change the status to Always Disabled.

Create a schedule for enabling and disabling an application or service.


Setting a schedule may force an application to stop in the middle of a task.

  1. Click to open the scheduling screen.

  2. Select Enable Schedule.

    The calendar is activated. All days and hours are enabled by default.

  3. Select the hours during which the application or service should be enabled or disabled.

    Hours are filled with one of the following colors or patterns.

    • Blue: The application or service is enabled.

    • Gray: The application or service is disabled.

    • Striped: The NAS is scheduled to sleep or shut down.

  4. Optional: If you want to enable the app at a certain time, specify the number of minutes after the hour when the application is enabled or disabled.

    Example: To enable an application only after half an hour, type 30.

  5. Perform one of the following actions.

    • Click Apply: Applies the schedule to the selected application or service

    • Select Auto-apply: Applies the schedule to all applications and services

Delete a schedule.

Click to delete the schedule and disable an application or service.

Remove an application.

Click .

This function applies only to applications that are available in App Center.