Synology Releases the DiskStation DS2413+
Synology has announced the 12-bay DiskStation DS2413+ NAS unit, aimed at photgraphers and with business-related items like LDAP and iSCSI. Read on for details.
Synology has announced the 12-bay DiskStation DS2413+ NAS unit, aimed at photgraphers and with business-related items like LDAP and iSCSI. Here is the USA announcement:
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 photographers,” said Marivel Espinoza, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. “Unlike other storage solutions aimed at photographers, this one offers excellent performance with Synology’s well-known reliability, while remaining network attached, so there are no issues with proprietary connectors.”
Sheer storage capacity aside, the DS2413+ ships with Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1. DSM 4.1 brings a number of photographer-friendly features to the table.
• Shared Folder Sync allows keeping folders in sync between DiskStations to minimize downtime
• Support for both Mac and Windows backups
• Photo Station allows for easily sharing photos
• The Media Server package allows for streaming photos, videos, and music to DLNA-compliant televisions or media players
• Synology’s new Web Assistant makes it easier than ever to get started
Additionally, the DS2413+ is well-suited for business environments:
• VAAI support for improved VMware support
• LUN backup software included at no additional cost
• ADS support for domains up to 100,000 users/groups
• Time Backup package allows for point-in-time backups
And some excerpts from the UK announcement:
“For users requiring maximum system uptime to run business-critical applications, the DS2413+ provides an exceptionally high level of data protection and performance,” Chad Chiang, product manager of Synology Inc. The DS2413+ is guarded with a complete set of reliable mechanisms including passive CPU cooling technology, system fan redundancy, hot-swappable drives, and dual LAN failover support, which help eliminate single points of failure and ensure continuous system uptime during malfunction.
Powered by a 2.13 GHz dual core processor and 2 GB RAM upgradable to 4GB, Synology DS2413+ delivers reading and writing speeds at 201.03 MB/sec and 196.87 MB/sec respectively under RAID 5 configuration with Link Aggregation enabled in a Windows® environment. Another enhancement to the DS2413+ is the USB 3.0 interface offering file transfers up to 10 times the speeds of USB 2.0 connection.
With comprehensive iSCSI support, the DS2413+ can be seamlessly integrated with major virtualization solutions, including VMware® vSphere™ VAAI support, Citrix® XenServer™ and Microsoft® Hyper-V™. In addition, it fits easily into a business environment with LDAP, Windows AD and ACL support.
It is interesting to see the different takes on the product. The UK announcement also mentioned that this unit can take the Synology expansion units, so if 48TB of space is not enough for you, expand away!