Items tagged with Synology

When it comes to networked storage, "big enough" never really is. Synology is a well-know name in the higher-end NAS realm, and the company is pushing the boundaries of consumer/prosumer NAS drives with their latest unit, the DiskStation DS1511+. This unit is designed for home business users and small business owners who don't feel like forking out for a rack-mounted NAS setup, and with a ceiling of 15TB, most small offices should be able to be backed up with room to spare here. Also, with link aggregation, the DS1511+ surpasses its predecessor by delivering 197MB/sec in a RAID5 configuration,... Read more...
Synology may not have the name recognition that Seagate and Western Digital have, but that isn't stopping them from introducing their newest NAS drive. The DS211+ NAS Server is a full-featured 2-bay NAS designed to allow small businesses to hare files, centralize backup, and protect critical data quickly and efficiently. The DS211+ comes with the brand new hardware design, including a raft of major hardware upgrades. Its hot-swappable hard drive design minimizes the financial lost due to system downtime and increases reliability, while the 92mm low-rotation fan and efficient airflow design provide... Read more...
NAS devices come in many different shapes and sizes, as well as with different capacities and features. But for the most-reliable type of storage solution, the NAS devices of choice should be a multi-drive unit with RAID support. It is important to keep in mind, however, that while RAID adds extra layers of fault tolerance in the form redundant data storage--thus making your data's storage more reliable--it is still not a replacement for backing up your data. The best RAID solutions offer easy-to-use and robust tools for doing both.One great example of such a device is the Synology Disk Station... Read more...
We’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the build quality, advanced features, and performance of the Synology Cube Station CS407.  This do-it-yourself NAS device and server comes configured "bare-bones", ready for installation of up to four SATA hard disks with RAID 0, 1 and 5 capabilities.  In addition to its compact form-factor and clean lines, Synology's CS407 provides product differentiation through support for a multitude of cross-platform features like UPnP MultiMedia support, iTunes server functionality, a Web Server with PHP and MySQL support and even an... Read more...
End user demand for storage capacity is expanding exponentially year after year, as multimedia content, email, and document and file generation show explosive growth in this age of new media.  In addition, protecting that data is becoming increasingly more critical, with investments in digital music and video collections, as well as those all important family photos and business-critical documents in both the Consumer and SOHO markets.  As such we've been looking at an array of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices here at HotHardware over the past few months, many of them designed for do-it-yourself... Read more...