Taiwanese company Synology has just launched a new NAS unit that brings the user very useful and interesting features and capabilities. The new product has a quiet and efficient cooling system and a hardware encryption chipset.
The processor powering the new DS213+ NAS server from Synology runs at a high 1067 MHz and has two processing cores, along with a FPU unit that will increase the multimedia performance.
The connectivity is impressive, as the DS21+ comes with Gigabit LAN, two very fast USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one useful and fast eSATA port and an SD Card Port for rapid backup.
The cooling is handled by a rather big and quiet 92-millimeter fan and the performance is decent, as it reaches 110 MB/s read and 84 MB/s write speeds when the two drives are set up in a RAID 1 matrix, and it can transfer AES 256-bit encrypted data at a high 49 MB/s when reading and 24 MB/s when writing.
The unit supports up to two 4TB HDDs for a maximum 8TB of storage capacity.
There is no info on pricing yet available, but we’re hoping it won’t go beyond the $200 mark.