I usually mounted my NAS through fstab line
//192.168.0.32/hdd /media/nsa320/ cifs username=admin,password=pass,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,noauto,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
and then through command line whenever I wanted to mount or unmount it, because it's not always on.
After my last reinstall I stared playing with Gigolo, and it's easier then through the terminal, but it's harder when I want to use rsync (no mount folder), and I have problem with permissions, even when I log as an Admin.
The way I always envisioned it, but never was able to do, is to have it behave the same as a Windows partition and mount/unmount it directly through the file manager (usually with the eject icon). Is this possible?