Synology updates NAS range, adds new expansion unit
New 5-bay and 8-bay tower servers feature new PCIe slot for installing additional network interface card
NAS brand Synology has updated its product range with the launch of the DiskStation DS1517+ and DS1817+ together with the Expansion Unit DX517 today.
The scalable 5-bay and 8-bay tower servers offer higher-performance and more reliable network-attached storage solution for prosumers and small/medium-sized businesses.
The standout new feature in DS1517+ and DS1817+ is the inclusion of a PCIe slot, which allows users to install an optional 10GbE network interface card or Synology's new M2D17 M.2 SATA SSD adapter. In addition, DS1517+ and DS1817+ both come in 2GB and 8GB memory configurations, which can be upgraded to 16GB thanks to the easily accessible memory compartment.
Installing an additional network interface card allows enthusiasts and businesses to take advantage of up to two 10GbE ports to boost throughput. When combined with the Intel Atom quad-core 2.4GHz processor and equipped with optional dual channel memory, DS1517+ and DS1817+ can deliver sequential throughput performance up to 1,179 MB/s reading and 542 MB/s writing speeds.
With the introduction of Synology's new M2D17 PCIe adapter card, DS1517+ and DS1817+ can be equipped with dual M.2 SATA SSDs, allowing users to enhance performance and latency using SSD caching without occupying the front drive bays.
"DS1517+ and DS1817+ offer tech enthusiasts and small businesses more storage options that bring outstanding performance and flexibility for intensive storage tasks," said Jason Fan, product manager at Synology Inc. "DS1517+ and DS1817+ are Synology's first two NAS supporting M.2 SSD, designed to solve the performance bottleneck for heavy workload applications and significantly reduce the I/O latency."
Both DS1517+ and DS1817+ support connecting up to two DX517 expansion units, allowing users to add up to 10 additional drive bays and scale up storage capacity on-the-fly. The RAID volume can be expanded without having to reformat the existing hard drives, ensuring seamless capacity expansion without downtime.
DS1517+ and DS1817+ are powered by DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1, the proprietary operating system for Synology NAS devices. Featuring a wide range of applications for backup, network management, and productivity, DS1517+ and DS1817+ can serve an integral role in office IT infrastructure. Synology has received numerous media accolades, such as topping the mid-range NAS category in TechTarget's storage solution survey.
DS1517+ and DS1817+ both carry 3-year limited warranties. An additional extended warranty option is available in selected regions for up to five years of coverage.