Synology, a company well known for its consumer and enterprise storage solutions, has just announced the introduction of a new DiskStation 5-bay NAS server targeting small and medium businesses, which is known as the DS1512+.
When it developed the DS1512+, Synology concentrated on delivering high levels of reliability of availability, so it introduced a number of features that allow it to reach this goal.
These include dual LAN connectivity with network failover support (can also work in a link aggregation mode), as well as an improved cooling technology that uses a passive CPU heatsink with dual redundant user-replaceable 80mm fans.
Speaking of the CPU, this comes clocked at 2.13GHz and packs dual processing cores, and enables the DS1512+ to achieve read and write speeds of 200.31/194.83 MB per second in RAID 5 mode with Link Aggregation enabled.
Other features include two USB 3.0 and eSATA ports, 4TB hard drive support, and 1GB of DDR3 memory (expandable to 3GB).
According to Synology, the power consumption of the DiskStation DS1512+, is rated at 50.6 Watts during full operation.
Like all the other DiskStation NAS servers released by the company previously, the DS1512+ also runs the DiskStation Manager 3.2 (DSM 3.2) operating system which enables this device to operate as a surveillance station, print server, mail server or FTP server, among others.
Users who require even more storage space than the 5-bay DS1512+ can pair the NAS with a maximum of two Synology DX510 expansion units, each one of these featuring five 3.25-inch drive bays.
"NAS severs today are expected to produce higher levels of reliability and availability. With today's introduction, Synology customers can share and access data on DS1512+ in full confidence and satisfy the productivity, versatility and reliability they demand," said Peter Chen, product manager of Synology Inc.
Synology hasn’t provided us with any information regarding the availability date or the price of the DiskStation DS1512+ NAS server.