Synology announced two new NAS models today as updates to the existing RS814+ and the DS2413+ units. Both models are based on the 4C/4T Intel Atom C2538 Rangeley SoC. The RS815+ is a 1U rackmount unit with four bays (expandable to 8 with a RX415 expansion chassis). It comes with four GbE ports and 2 GB of RAM. RAM is expandable up to 6 GB if the second free slot is filled up. There is a variant of the RS815+ with redundant power supplies - the RS815RP+. The presence of AES-NI in the Rangeley SoC allows Synology to market this product for intensive business tasks (such as virtualization) requiring encryption. The RS815+ looks to target the same market segment as the ReadyNAS 3130 that was...

ioSafe Updates Disaster-Resistant Storage Lineup at CES 2015

At CES 2015, we got the chance to sit down and talk with the folks over at ioSafe. Their disaster-resistant storage devices are unique in the market. We reviewed...

2 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2015

Synology's BeyondCloud Series - NAS Units made User-Friendly

Synology has put out some interesting updates (both expected as well as unexpected) in the lead up to the new year. At CES 2015, the focus is on a...

12 by Ganesh T S on 1/6/2015

Synology's DS2015xs brings ARM to High-Performance NAS Units

In the current NAS market, it is downright impossible to talk of ARM and high performance together. The most powerful ARM-based NAS units have been based on Marvell's ARMADA...

26 by Ganesh T S on 12/9/2014

Synology DS1815+ 8-bay Intel Rangeley SMB NAS Review

Synology started the roll-out of their SMB-targeted NAS units based on Intel's latest Atom platform (Rangeley) in September 2014. We have already looked at the 4-bay DS415+ in detail...

62 by Ganesh T S on 11/18/2014

Synology Launches 8-bay Rangeley-based DS1815+

In the last week of September, Synology launched their Intel Rangeley-based DS415+. In our review, we found it resolved most of the issues encountered in the previous Atom-based SMB...

10 by Ganesh T S on 11/4/2014

Synology DS415+ Review: DSM on Intel Rangeley

Synology recently launched the DS415+, their first Intel Rangeley-based NAS. This 4-bay NAS, targeted towards SMBs and SOHOs, finally brings about hardware accelerated encryption capabilities to DSM in the...

41 by Ganesh T S on 10/30/2014

Synology Launches Rangeley-based DS415+, DSM 5.1 Beta Goes Live

Synology has been relatively quiet over the last couple of months (barring the responses to various security issues), but, today, they are coming out with a couple of expected...

13 by Ganesh T S on 9/23/2014

Recovering Data from a Failed Synology NAS

It was bound to happen. After 4+ years of running multiple NAS units 24x7, I finally ended up with a bricked NAS. Did I lose data? Were my recovery...

52 by Ganesh T S on 8/22/2014

ioSafe 1513+ Review: A Disaster-Resistant Synology DS1513+

The 3-2-1 data backup strategy involves keeping three copies of all essential data, spread over at least two different devices with at least one of them being off-site or...

43 by Ganesh T S on 8/13/2014

Synology Advises Users of SynoLocker Ransomware

NAS and storage server manufacturer Synology sends word this afternoon that they are informing their customers of a currently ongoing and dangerous ransomware attack that is targeting Synology devices. Dubbed...

19 by Ryan Smith on 8/4/2014

Synology Expands Evansport Arsenal with 4-bay DS415play

The DS214play 2-bay NAS is turning out to be a popular product for Synology. Sensing a lot of market interest in a version with more number of bays, Synology...

11 by Ganesh T S & Mahendra Lodha on 7/15/2014

Synology DS414j: An Ideal Backup NAS

The consumer Network Attached Storage (NAS) market has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. As the amount of digital media generated by the average household increases, the...

40 by Ganesh T S on 7/10/2014

Synology Refreshes RackStation Lineup with Entry-Level RS3614xs

Synology introduced two new variants in their RackStation lineup today, the RS3614xs and RS3614RPxs. These are the new 'entry-level' units for markets where ECC RAM is required. Both of...

9 by Ganesh T S on 6/17/2014

Synology Introduces DS414slim with Marvell ARMADA 370

NAS units capable of only accepting 2.5" drives have been a rarity, but the launch of WD Red drives in that form factor has given a boost to vendors...

33 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2014

Synology DS214play: Intel Evansport Almost Done Right

Intel's Evansport NAS platform was meant to take on ARM's dominance in the low to mid-range consumer / SOHO NAS market. We covered it in detail while reviewing the...

45 by Ganesh T S on 5/20/2014

Synology Launches Entry Level Four-Bay DS414j

Synology's j-series NAS units have traditionally provided consumers with a very budget-friendly entry-level window into the DSM (Disk Station Manager) ecosystem. As the amount of user-generated data in the...

15 by Ganesh T S on 4/29/2014

Synology DSM 5.0 Teaser, Disaster-Resistant ioSafe 1513+ and Egnyte Hybrid Cloud at CES

Prior to CES, Synology sent out a press release touting the upcoming launch of the DiskStation Manager 5.0 public beta. It talked about the new features at a very...

13 by Ganesh T S on 1/12/2014

Synology RS10613xs+: 10GbE 10-bay Rackmount NAS Review

Most of our enterprise NAS reviews have focused on Atom-based desktop form factor systems. We ventured into evaluating rackmount units with the QNAP TS-EC1279U-RP, and today we have results...

51 by Ganesh T S on 12/26/2013

Synology Updates Surveillance Station NVR Package

We have covered Synology's Surveillance Station in a qualitative manner before, and one of our main complaints was the fact that the interface was reliant on Java. On lower-end...

2 by Ganesh T S on 11/28/2013

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