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Synology Expands the Plus Series with DiskStation 1515+ and 1815+

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As some may know we are very fond of the Synology series of NAS-storage here at Bjorn3D.com. In fact I have several Synology-NAS-units working together in various places handling backups, media storage and other tasks. Synology now have expanded their Plus series of high.end NAS-units with the DiskStation 1515+ and 1815+. Both these new NAS-units are based on the new Intel Atom plattform. They feature a C2000 family Quad-Core Intel Atom running at 2.4 GHz which has support for Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) encryption and they also come with support for up to 6 GB of memory which will help performance. These are quite large NAS-units with support for 5 or 8 drives so they are mainly aimed at smaller business or advanced home users (like me) which can benefit from faster encryption performance and better performance for virtualization. As expected they both come with Gigabit LAN ports which ... Read More »

Synology announces the DS415play, a 4-bay NAS for media-junkies

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Synology has announced the DS415play. This is a 4-bay version of the DS214play giving anyone who has a big media-collection even more space to store it on. The idea with the “play”-versions of their NAS:es is that they are geared towards working as best as possible as a media hub offering to stream multiple HD-streams to various devices without breaking a sweat. The trick is that they come with hardware transcoding of various media formats making sure the CPU is not the limiting factor. CPU Dual-core Intel Atom running at 1.6 GHz Hardware transcoding H.264 (AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1 System memory 1 GB DDR3 Drive Bay(s) 4 Max. Internal Capacity 24 TB (6 TB HDD X 4) (Capacity may vary by RAID types) Hot Swappable Drive Yes USB 2.0 Port 3 USB 3.0 Port 2 LAN Number (RJ45) Gigabit x 1 Performance Over 112.45 MB/s Reading, 101.21 MB/s Writing The DS415play of course ... Read More »

Synology announces the DS414j, first entry-level Synology NAS with dual-core

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Synology has a nice wide product portfolio with products for all sorts of customers. Their j-level NAS’s are the entry-level products aimed at homes and small businesses while the non-j and the +-products are for more professional home- and business users. Today Synology is announcing and releasing the new Synology DS414j-NAS which for the first time for a Synology j-NAS comes with a dual-core CPU (MindSpeed Comcerto 2000 running at 1.2 GHz) meaning more raw power for all those cool features that you find on the NAS. The NAS comes with 512 MB of DDR-memory. The Synology DS414j is a 4-bay NAS meaning you get room for up to 4 HDD’s (or SSD if that is your fancy). The First Synology j to Feature Dual Core CPU with Floating-Point Unit The First Synology j to Feature USB 3.0 Over 112.28 MB/s Reading, 80.38 MB/s Writing Only 8.5W in HDD Hibernation Runs ... Read More »

Synology Diskstation DS212

Today we are looking at one of Synology’s newest NAS units: the DS212. With a host of possible usages this looks to be a great value and with a great visual appearance. No related posts. Read More »

QNAP TS-219P II

The TS-219P II is the latest NAS from QNAP, featuring a speed bump in the processor and a bunch of new features. We took a closer look at its new features such as QMobile, MyCloudNAS, and tested the unit to see well it performs. No related posts. Read More »

Synology DS209, Budget Alternative to DS209+

Synology has recently launched a budget version of their flagship DiskStation DS209+ at whopping $200 cheaper in the price. Today, we are going to put it against its older brother and see how much performance hit would you expect by saving $200. No related posts. Read More »

Synology DS209+

The DS209+ is the latest 2 drive NAS from Synology. Not only that this new unit promises to have a better performance, it also has an updated user interface and is feature packed. It would be the worth your time to check it out if you are in the market for a NAS. No related posts. Read More »

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