According to a recent announcement, Synology has released the DSM 6.1 update for their DiskStation, RackStation, FlashStation, and Embedded DataStation lineup.
The latest update brings several new major features including a new next generation Btrfs file system, Windows Active Directory server support, improved shared folder encryption capabilities which allows pre-existing shared folders to be encrypted, and Seagate IronWolf Health Management which provides a wealth of statistics for those who utilize Seagate IronWolf NAS HDDs. A full list of new features and improvements is available [...]
Synology is a company well known for their excellent, easy to use NAS systems, and several years ago they decided to enter the router market with the Synology Router RT1900ac which combined their expertise in producing quality, intuitive, easy to use operating systems with a high performance router solution. While we didn’t get a chance to review the RT1900ac at the time, it was very well received by customers and press, which is why when Synology announced the Router RT2600ac, we absolutely had to check it out.Specifications Manufacturer Synology Model RT2600ac Processor Qualcomm IPQ 8065 Dual Core 1.7GHz Memory 512MB [...]
Over the past few years, video surveillance has become increasingly popular in homes and businesses, and the reason for this is simple. Years ago, installing a video surveillance system typically involved hardwiring every single camera to a DVR and only those who purchased expensive higher end DVRs could then watch the footage on their laptops or smartphones. As you can imagine, this is both costly and impractical especially for an average home or small business owner.
Recently, things are much different thanks to the explosion of the IoT market as new solutions have made video surveillance affordable and easy to setup. As such, today we’ll be showing you [...]
While cloud storage has become a very popular form of data storage for individuals and businesses alike, there are a few drawbacks to using the cloud.
For those who live in areas with slower internet or datacapped internet for example, cloud storage may not be an ideal solution. Aside from internet issues, data breaches, government monitoring, or simply not being allowed enough storage capacity constitute additional issues with cloud storage.
As such, there are some clear benefits when using a self hosted NAS solution and when it comes to NAS makers, few are more well known than Synology.
Today we’ll be reviewing [...]
Nearly a year ago, I reviewed the Synology DiskStation DS212 and at the time I wasn’t very familiar with just how far NAS units have come these days in terms of software and features. Unlike NAS units of the past, NAS units of today are filled to the brim with features and are better considered as servers rather than what their name, Network Attached Storage, implies.
Today, we’ll be reviewing both the Synology DiskStation DS213+ and the QNAP TS-269 Pro 2 bay NAS units. These are small business oriented NAS units, which means they’ll be right at home running web servers and database servers, but they’ll still do the typical NAS [...]
Bellevue, Washington—Synology America Corp. is pleased to announce the release of its newest twelve-bay DiskStation, the DS2413+. Along with the DX1211 expansion module, it can scale up to 24 drives for up to 96TB storage in your choice of Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) or classic RAID, making it an ideal answer to the growing data storage needs of today’s photographers. The DS2413+ is Synology’s first 12-bay system to incorporate USB 3.0 for improved transfer speeds to and from external disks.
“The DS2413+ can easily scale its storage to keep pace with even the most prolific [...]
Bellevue, Washington—Synology America Corp. today announced the release of their first DiskStation with built-in wireless support, the DS213air. The new two-bay addition to the DiskStation family comes on the heels of Synology’s new Web Assistant, designed to simplify the installation process.
“The release of the DS213air is the next step on Synology’s path to simplify access to their invaluable data,” said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. “When combined with the new Web Assistant, users can now set up and manage their DiskStations from [...]
ioSafe® aims to tackle data vulnerability and security in the private cloud market with the ioSafe N2, a disaster proof network attached storage (NAS) appliance powered by Synology® DiskStation Manager (DSM) aimed at the SOHO, SMB and Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) markets.
The ioSafe N2 will provide end users with a disaster plan straight out of the box while enabling them to maintain complete ownership of their data and total control over how it is secured, accessed and backed up. The N2 is designed to provide all the benefits of the private cloud with fast local [...]
Synology America Corp. today announced the launch of the DS413, the latest offering for business users.
The new 4-bay DiskStation uses the attractive new case design and offers hot swap capability to help users maximize their uptime. Consuming less than 4 watts in hibernation, it is the greenest DiskStation yet.
The DS413 features also features a hardware assist for encrypted performance. This allows users to get the most out of the 256-bit AES shared folder encryption with greatly improved read and write speeds.
“The DS413 makes for a valuable update to the DiskStation family,” said Joshua Wise, Product Manager at Synology America Corp. [...]
Synology America Corp. today announced the most recent update of its entry-level 4-bay DiskStation, the DS413j. The DS413j makes an ideal addition to home networks.
“The DS413j makes for a great upgrade for home users,” said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. “With everything that DSM brings to the table, it makes for an extremely affordable private cloud solution.” DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1 brings a host of features to enable users’ private cloud, from folder synchronization to enhanced multimedia streaming services.
Cloud Station has been updated to support synching of files up to 5GB each. Up to two shared [...]