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Synology has announced that they’ve added a Seagate 5TB hard drive to their compatibility list for their NAS units.  Read on for details.

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Synology has announced that they’ve added a Seagate 5TB hard drive to their compatibility list for their NAS units.  Here is the press release:

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Synology® Announces Compatibility with Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 3.5″ 5TB Hard Drive

 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom –  April 2014

Synology® today announced the compatibility of its DiskStation & RackStation lineup with the new Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 5TB 3.5” hard drive (ST5000NM0024). Undergoing the stress and compatibility test from Synology, the above Seagate hard drive was proven to be compatible with select Synology DiskStations & RackStations from the x14, x13, x12, x11, and x10 series.

As the pressure to increase storage capacity is rising, many enterprises are in search of solutions to solve such challenge. By supporting the new Seagate Enterprise Capacity 5TB 3.5” hard drive, which is optimised for businesses with demanding data growth by featuring the highest-capacity form factor for an enterprise drive, Synology is providing growing businesses with a more flexible and affordable storage solution.

“By unceasingly expanding our compatibility list, we ensure our DiskStations and RackStations work seamlessly with the latest technology developments, giving our users the best storage options.” said Greg Langford, Product Manager for Synology UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. “With support of Seagate Enterprise Capacity 5TB 3.5” hard drive, Synology NAS servers not only help enterprises tackle storage challenges, but also serve as a foundation for future demand” added Langford.

“This announcement highlights the close relationship Seagate shares with Synology, working together on ensuring our customers receive the best support for our products,” commented Henk Van Den Berg, Director of Sales North and Central Europe at Seagate. “The compatibility of Synology’s DiskStations & RackStations with the new Seagate Enterprise Capacity 5TB 3.5” hard drive will help businesses to store and manage effectively the volume of data they produce. It is critical that businesses select the right drive for the right application.  The Seagate Enterprise Capacity hard drive is perfectly suited for demanding multi-drive environments – delivering performance and reliability due to its rotational vibrations capabilities. The combined Seagate and Synology products address challenges that many of our SMB customers face, including total cost of ownership, product lifespan, as well as performance, allowing them to cope with the ever-growing demand for storage.”

Compatibility

To view the complete supported hard drive models, please visit http://www.synology.com/en-global/support/hd

Synology have released the beta for DSM 5.0.

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DSM 5.0 beta highlights include:

● Refreshed user interface and effortless access to NAS with Synology QuickConnect.

● 1PB unified storage platform harnessed by enterprise-level reliability and manageability.

● Hybrid cloud solutions with immense connectivity.

● Robust data backup and system performance.

● Seamless file access and optimised multimedia enjoyment.

The top 3 most active beta testers will win a brand new Synology NAS.

Synology DSM 5.0 beta is now available for all users and can be downloaded from: http://bit.ly/1aNZVTm

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Synology has announced two new business-focused NAS units, RS814+ and RS814RP+, replacing the RS812+ and RS812RP+.  Read on for details!

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Synology has announced two new business-focused NAS units, RS814+ and RS814RP+, replacing the RS812+ and RS812RP+.  The new units feature the following improvements:

  • Dual Core CPU with Floating-Point Unit
  • Over 330MB/s Reading, 196MB/s Writing
  • 4 LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
  • 2GB RAM for Boosting Multitasking Power
  • Features USB 3.0 ports
  • Scale up to 32TB with Synology RX410
  • Redundant Power Supplies Ensure Service Uptime (RS814RP+ only)
  • VMware® / Citrix® / Hyper-V® Compliance

Here is the press release:

SynologyLaunches RackStation RS814+ and RS814RP+
Scalable, resilient and reliable fully-featured NAS

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 14th January 2014 – Synology UK ltd today announced RS814+ and RS814RP+, a scalable 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS server offering high-performance, expandable, and fully-featured network attached storage solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

“The need for more processing power is rising as data usage grows.. The RS814+/RS814RP+ is designed to address such needs, and is also optimised for business environments by providing the performance, reliability, and scalability at an affordable cost,” said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Head Quarters, Taiwan.

Powered by a 2.13GHz dual-core processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM and four gigabit LANs with Link Aggregation enabled, the RS814+/RS814RP+ brings forth over 330MB/s reading and 196MB/s writing under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. Businesses can further upgrade system RAM to 4GB in tandem with their expanding workloads and grow the total storage space up to 32TB by pairing it with an expansion unit RX410.

The RS814+/RS814RP+ is equipped with a comprehensive set of reliable mechanisms to ensure continuous system uptime during unexpected events. Four LAN ports with failover support provide redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure while hot swappable drives also help to minimise system downtime during drive replacement. The redundant power supplies in RS814RP+ further guarantee uninterrupted service when power failure strikes.

The RS814+/RS814RP+ runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, an intuitive operating system that provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at work. Synology was voted as “PCMag Business Choice Award 2013 winner and received the highest rating in every element of the survey, including reliability, overall satisfaction, value, and likelihood to recommend.

Please go http://www.synology.com/en-global/products/overview/RS814+ for more information.

Availability

Synology RackStation RS814+ and RS814RP+ are now shipping globally.

If you are in the market for a business-focused rackmount NAS, these units look interesting!

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Synology has released two new 2-bay NAS units, one aimed at SMB users and the other at first-time SOHO buyers.  Read on for details!

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Synology has released two new 2-bay NAS units, one aimed at SMB users and the other at first-time SOHO buyers.  Here is the press release:

SynologyUK Ltd Debuts DiskStation DS214+ and DS214se

Robust Private Cloud for SMB and the Most Affordable NAS for Home Users

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 5th November 2013 – Synology UK Ltd today launched DiskStation DS214+ and DS214se, two-bay NAS servers running Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM). The DS214+ provides high performance and complete business features to help small and medium businesses centralise backup and share files efficiently. The DS214se is a budget-friendly NAS server that allows beginners to explore the infinite possibilities of Synology NAS.

“Synology presents the DS214+ and the DS214se to bring tremendous opportunities respectively for business and home users,” said Darren Lin, Synology’s Product Manager. Powered by a 1.33GHz dual-core CPU, the DS214+ outperforms its predecessor by 89% faster at 208 MB/sec read and 153 MB/sec write speeds with Link Aggregation enabled, boosting business productivity.

With 1GB of RAM twice the size of its predecessor and the built-in floating point unit, the DS214+ exhibits a significant gain in multi-tasking performance. To simplify hard disk installation and ensure system reliability, the DS214+ comes with an external enhancement of front mount hot-swappable tool-less lockable drive bays and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with failover support. Moreover, it features two USB 3.0 ports for higher data transmission and one eSATA port for extensive external backup option.

The DS214se, the special edition of Synology DiskStation, comes at a price tag lowest among Synology’s DiskStation product lines, affordable by almost everyone. However, the DS214se is no slouch as it delivers read speeds at 102 MB/sec and offers a myriad of multimedia applications. It features Web Assistant and simple setup wizard to make setup and management more intuitive and simple than ever. Designed with energy efficiency in mind, it only consumes 3.59 watts in hibernation mode, and no more than 19.14 watts in full operation.

Both DS214+ and DS214se run on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, an intuitive operating system that provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at work and offer a new level of multimedia experience. Synology was honoured with 2013 PCMag Business Choice Awardand received the highest rating in every element of the survey, including reliability, overall satisfaction, value, and likelihood to recommend. For more information, please go to

www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS214%2B

www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS214se

Check out these product pictures of the DS214+:

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And the DS214se:

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The DS214+ retails at £267 including vat and the DS214se has an RPP of £117 including vat.

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Synology is holding a DSM 5.0 Beta Launch event in January in London and you are invited!  Read on for details.

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Synology is holding a DSM 5.0 Beta Launch event in January in London and you are invited!  The event is open to press, end users, developers and anyone else who is interested in DSM 5.0.  Here is the press release invitation:

Synology will unveil the DSM 5.0 beta and showcase their latest products

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – October 2013.  Synology UK Ltd invites you to join them at the DSM 5.0 beta launch event on 16th January 2014 in the Millbank Cinema and Media Centre, London.  The event will feature an exciting, first-look at the new DSM 5.0 beta and also promises some big changes to the popular NAS operating system.  Guests will have an opportunity to have hands on experience with the new DSM as well as the complete range of Synology NAS products and be in with a chance to win a Synology DiskStation.  This event is open to all Synology lovers so whether you are a distributor, reseller, media or end user; there will be something for you and a lot to see and learn.

To register for your free place, visit www.synology.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!

If you’ll be in London on 16 January, you may want to plan on attending!

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Synology also released two new NAS units aimed at SMB users:  the four-bay DS414 and the one-bay DS114.

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Synology also released two new NAS units aimed at SMB users:  the four-bay DS414 and the one-bay DS114.  Here is the press release:

SynologyUK Ltd Presents DiskStation DS414 and DS114

Achieving IT Agility and Versatility, Unmatched Price-performance for SMB

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 22nd October 2013 – SynologyUK Ltd today launched DiskStation DS414, a great advancement and rich offering of technology among the Synology NAS Value Series to support task-intensive SMB. Following the announcement of DS414, comes the DS114, the compact but versatile unit that promises personal users get the most with the least investment.

“A little extra gets you a better, more advanced Synology product, bringing you the best overall NAS experience,” said Michael Wang, Product manager at Synology Inc. “Through this expansion, we help our customers transform IT infrastructure from a cost centre to an asset for innovation and success.”

Addressing the growing business needs of SMB pursuing reasonable TCO (total cost ownership) and IT agility, DS414 is a huge step forward considering the generous hardware specifications among Synology Value Series. Featuring dual core 1.33 GHz CPU with floating-point unit, 1 GB RAM, dual LAN, two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and the brand new tool-less HDD trays, DS414 stands out as one of the best values in 4-bay NAS devices available today. To ensure optimal services uptime, DS414 is equipped with dual LAN network failover support to maximise system availability. With link aggregation enabled, DS414 achieves over 135.63MB/sec writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 207.07MB/sec reading.

Synology DS114, a compact, all-purpose NAS aiming at small business and home users, as a one-bay value model, it delivers remarkable read/write performance – over 108.32 MB/sec reading speed and 71.83 MB/sec writing speed in a Windows® environment. With DDR3 512MB RAM, twice the size of its predecessor, DS114 exhibits a surprising boost in multi-tasking performance. DS114 also comes with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces with up to 5 Gbps transmission speed, and an eSATA interface to power an external hard drive. In spite of its size, DS114 is extremely versatile as it shares the rich reservoir of applications available in DSM Package Center.

The DS414 and DS114 runs onDiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, which provides rich features to boost user-productivity and simplify their tasks, all on a sleek user interface optimized for multitasking. Synology was honored with 2013 PCMag Business Choice Awardand received the highest rating in every element of the survey, including reliability, overall satisfaction, value, and likelihood to recommend.

For more information, please visit:

DS414: http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS414&lang=enu

DS114: http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS114&lang=enu

Availability

Synology DiskStation DS414 and DS114 are now shipping globally.

Check out these product DS414 pictures:

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And these of the 114:

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Pricing on Amazon.CO.UK for the 114 is £182.44 and the 414 is £430.67.  Note that US pricing is not yet available.

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Synology has launched a new 2-bay NAS unit aimed at transcoding 1080p video content and serving it up to your TV.  Read on for details!

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Synology has launched a new 2-bay NAS unit aimed at transcoding 1080p video content and serving it up to your TV. Equipped with an Atom processor and 1GB of memory, Synology is aiming this unit at home users who want to transcode 1080p video on the fly and serve it up to their TV.  Here is the press release:

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 22nd October 2013 – SynologyUK Ltd today introduced DiskStation DS214play, a two-bay NAS server designed to serve as a full entertainment suite. Optimised for multimedia processing, the DS214play is tailored to users’ needs for high-quality video streaming, photo, and music sharing, while keeping all other aspects of NAS uncompromised.

“Designed as the ultimate media hub with complete NAS features, the all-new DS214play will satisfy users’ multimedia streaming needs.” said Chad Chiang, Synology’s Product Manager. “Users can easily enjoy movies, TV shows, music and more from DS214play right on to the best screen in their house.”

Synology DS214play features 1080p full HD video transcoding on the fly. Not only it is capable of streaming HD digital TV and movies in their original HD quality but also supports a wide selection of formats, making it easy for users to watch videos via Apple TV, iOS and Android handsets as well as computers without the hassle of installing a 3rd party video player.

Powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU, DS214play delivers read/write speeds of over 110MB/s and 100MB/s respectively under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment. It comes with a built-in floating-point unit (FPU) and 1 GB of RAM, furthering overall performance when running multimedia applications and generating thumbnail images. Despite powerful performance, the DS214play offers power savings at merely 11.5 watts and 28.74 watts respectively during HDD hibernation and in full operation.

Synology DS214play is equipped with an SD card slot for plug-n-save solution, one eSATA port for external backup option, and two USB 3.0 ports for higher data transmission. Front mount tool-less drive bays with hot-swap capability are available on the DS214play to simplify hard disk installation and ensure system reliability.

The DS214play runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, an intuitive operating system that provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at work and offer a new level of multimedia experience. The last version of DSM 4.3 is the only NAS operation system honored with “Best Choice Award”and “Media’s Choice Award”at Computex 2013.

Please go to http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS214playfor more information.

Check out these product pictures:

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Amazon’s UK pricing is £346.86 and US pricing is not yet available.

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Synology has updated their two-bay NAS product line with the introduction of the new DS214.  Read on for details!

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Synology has updated their two-bay NAS product line with the introduction of the new DS214.  Here are the main product highlights:

  • Dual Core CPU with Floating-Point Unit
  • Excellent Reading/Writing Performance over 100MB/s
  • 512MB RAM for Increased Multi-Tasking Power
  • Features SuperSpeed USB3.0
  • Hot-swappable & Tool-Less Hard Drive Tray Design

Here is the press release:

Synology® Introduces DiskStation DS214

High Performance NAS Server for SMB & SOHO

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 15th October 2013 – Synology UK Ltd today launched the DiskStation DS214, a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server that delivers an optimal price-to-performance solution to share and protect data.  “The introduction of DS214 continues Synology’s dedication to create intuitive and efficient storage solutions to satisfy the demands of our users,” said Chad Chiang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. The DS214 is built to deliver optimal multi-tasking experience at best price/performance ratio. Powered by a dual core 1.066 GHz CPU and 512 MB DDR3 memory, the DS214 outperforms its predecessor and delivers an average read and write speed of 111 MB/sec and 105 MB/sec respectively under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment.

With the built-in Floating-Point Unit (FPU) which further enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, the DS214 is particularly advantageous in speeding up thumbnail processing, enhancing photo viewing at different resolutions. With an encryption engine, it also offloads the encryption calculation task away from the main CPU, helping improve file transfer speeds. The DS214 is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports that offer 10 times faster file transfer rates than USB 2.0 for more efficient data transfer to external hard drives.  Designed with both safety and convenience in mind, DS214 contains the brand new tool-less hard drive trays, allowing users to fixate 3.5” hard drives without a screwdriver. Front mount hot-swappable hard drives are available on the DS214 to simplify hard drive replacement and maintenance.

The DS214 runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, the only NAS operation system being honoured “Best Choice Award” and “Media’s Choice Award” at Computex 2013, to provide rich features to boost user-productivity and simplify their tasks, all on a sleek user interface optimised for multitasking.

For more information, please visit: http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS214&lang=uk

Availability
Synology DiskStation DS214 is now shipping globally.

Pricing for this unit is £216 including vat in the UK or €210 (before tax) in the Republic of Ireland.

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This looks like a nice update to the Synology NAS line; check it out today!

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Synology launched 2U 12 bay rack systems and expansion modules in a bid to improve their business-oriented line of NAS units.  Read on for details.

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Synology launched 2U 12 bay rack systems and expansion modules in a bid to improve their business-oriented line of NAS units.  These units are capable of managing up to 96TB of data with an expansion chasis.  Here is the press release:

Synology® Launches RackStation RS2414+/RS2414RP+ and RX1214/RX1214RP
High-performance & Scalable NAS Server

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 8th October 2013, Synology® today launched RackStation RS2414+ and RS2414RP+, the 2U 12-bay rackmount NAS severs that deliver high performance and scalability to small and medium businesses.

RS2414+ and RS2414RP+ are built to address SMB’s growing needs of performance, capacity and reliability”, said Chad Chiang, a Product Manager of Synology Inc. “An array of advanced hardware designs and reliability features are thus applied to ensure those needs are perfectly answered,” added Chiang.

The RS2414+/RS2414RP+ is designed to answer the growing demand of performance for a storage system. Running on a 2.13 GHz dual-core processor, the RS2414+/RS2414RP+ delivers high performance with read and write speeds at 339 MB/sec and 209 MB/sec respectively under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment with Link Aggregation enabled. In addition, the RS2414+/RS2414RP+ further boosts multitasking power with 2GB DDR3 RAM, twice the size of its predecessor. Memory of the NAS is also expandable to 4 GB to enhance efficiency.

Affordable scalability is what matters to small and medium business. Paired with expansion units RX1214/RX1214RP with a specially-designed connection cable that ensures maximum throughput, the RS2414+/RS2414RP+ can easily be expanded up to 96TB capacity.

With a comprehensive set of highly reliable mechanisms, the RS2414+/RS2414RP+ assures users of uninterrupted availability, which is crucial for all businesses. Both units are equipped with passive CPU cooling technology, system fan redundancy, hot-swappable drives, and 4 LAN ports with failover support, which altogether eliminate single point of failure and ensure continuous system uptime. RS2414RP+ and RX1214RP even come with redundant power supplies to further guarantee system reliability.

The RS2414+/RS2414RP+ runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, an intuitive web-based operating system that provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at work. DSM 4.2, the last version, is the only NAS operation system being honored “Best Choice Award” and “Media’s Choice Award” at Computex 2013.

For more information, please visit http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=RS2414%2B&lang=enu

http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=RX1214&lang=enu

Availability

Synology RackStation RS2414+/RS2414RP+ and RX1214/RS1214RP are now shipping globally.

Pricing is as follows:

The UK RRPs

RS2414+ = £1290, including vat

RS2414RP+ = £1722, including vat

RX1214 = £996, including vat

RX1214RP = £1488, including vat

Scandinavian RRPs

RS2414+ = €1260, before tax

RS2414RP+ = €1685, before tax

RX1214 = €970, before tax

RX1214RP = €1450, before tax

UK buyers can purchase this at one of Synology’s partners, which are all listed here.

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Synology has announced the replacement for their RS213 rackmount NAS, the RS214.  Read on for details!

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Synology has announced the replacement for their RS213 rackmount NAS, the RS214.   Here is the press release:

Synology® Launches RackStation RS214

Durable, Compact Rackmount NAS Server for Small and Medium Business

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – September 10, 2013, Synology® today launched RackStation RS214, a 1U 2-bay rackmount NAS. Featuring easy data sharing and management, RS214 is specifically designed to serve growing businesses of any size, along with a myriad of office applications that enhance working experience and productivity.

“With enhanced hardware architecture, advanced fail-proof mechanism, and comprehensive business solutions, RS214 provides users with an affordable and reliable solution at an optimal price/performance ratio,” said Wayne An, Product Manager of Synology Inc. The RS214 is built to deliver optimal performance. Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and link aggregation, the RS214 delivers an average over 70 MB/sec writing speed under RAID1 configuration in a Windows® environment, and over 160 MB/sec reading. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, enabling RS214 to work in higher efficiency when it comes to multimedia processing. With 512MB DDR3 RAM, twice the size of its predecessor, RS214 exhibits a surprising boost in multi-tasking performance, making it one of the best values in 2-bay rackmount NAS devices available today. With two USB 3.0 interfaces, RS214 greatly improves file transfer rate to external hard drives. The RS214 is developed with attention to reliability. Dual LAN failover support ensures continual network service, while hot-swappable design facilitates easy and risk-free hard drive replacement. The brand new hard drive tray lock further secures your hard drives from unauthorised or accidental withdrawal. In addition, featuring a compacting design in 12-inch depth, the RS214 fits into 2-post rack and wall mount rack without additional rail kit. The RS214 runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3, an intuitive web-based operating system that provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at work. DSM 4.2, the previous version, is the only NAS operating system to be honoured with the “Best Choice Award” and “Media’s Choice Award” at Computex 2013.

For more information, please visit

http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=RS214&lang=enu

Check out these product pictures:

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Synology has finalized their beta for DSM 4.3, and it is now available for general download.  Read on for details!

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Synology has finalized their beta for DSM 4.3, and it is now available for general download.  DSM 4.3 is an update to Synology’s operating system and promises better cloud integration, faster performance and other benefits.  In addition, Synology is giving away three units to the three beta testers who provide the best beta feedback, so check out the download link today if you are running a compatible unit.  After all, you can’t win if you don’t participate!  Here is the press release:

Synology® Unveils DiskStation Manager 4.3 Beta

Unleashing the brilliance of your private cloud

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – July 9, 2013 – Synology UK Ltd today announced the beta availability of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3. Powered by a multitude of features in DSM 4.3, users are entitled to:

  • Efficient, flexible and unified storage platform.
  • Business productivity powerhouse.
  • Intelligent private cloud that streamlines files sync and sharing.
  • User-centric multimedia experience.
  • Handy and intuitive mobile apps.

We are excited to introduce DSM 4.3, which paves the way for businesses to build a smarter IT infrastructure and offers the multimedia experience that caters to every users needs,” said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc.

In the era of Big Data, businesses need a robust and reliable storage platform to stay responsive. DSM 4.3 supports Windows® Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) to offload the resource consumption required on the host server to Synology NAS, reduce client-server network traffic and CPU usage, as well as enhance large-size data transfer speed in virtual and physical environments. Together with Synology’s unique cloning technology, DSM 4.3 can deliver up to 10 times performance gain and saves up to 99.9% of storage space. In addition, SSD TRIM technology enhances data re-write efficiency and prolongs SSD lifetime. Synology High Availability (SHA) evolves with a new management wizard for hardware and cluster management, plus Link Aggregation and VLAN support.

DSM 4.3 equips IT admins and users with higher levels of operational efficiency. It supports HFS+, NSFv4, Windows DFS links and Symbolic Link to advance file-sharing capability. Speed Limit Scheduler lets IT admins schedule file transfer cap by user, group or service for optimal bandwidth utilisation. Furthermore, Synology takes the lead to let users sign in Google Apps using their existing LDAP credentials managed on DiskStation. DSM 4.3 weaves intelligence into users’ private cloud. Cloud Station supports selective sync feature as well as Linux and trust domain accounts, offers 30% faster data transfers, and saves only the changed block in historical versions. File Station streamlines sharing process by allowing users to create folder share links and download files by dragging and dropping them to the desktop. Mail server strengthens its security level by incorporating ClamAV® (Antivirus Essential), new anti-spam tools, and an auto-Bcc feature. VPN connection is also made secure and reliable via L2TP over IPSec and unlimited reconnection capability. DSM 4.3 puts users first. Photo Station 6 is redesigned with a sleek user interface and versatile displaying modes to enhance viewing experience. Flexible privilege controls over albums plus Windows AD, LDAP, and trust domain support streamline album management. Video Station now gives users the freedom to create libraries and the flexibility to grant other users privileges to browse the custom libraries. With DVB-S supported in Video Station, users can access more TV channels from satellite signal. Enjoying multimedia content on the road has never been more intuitive with DS series apps. DS audio supports playlist editing and offline listening on AndroidTM in addition to iOS devices. DS photo+ offers a more pleasant viewing experience by yielding all the space to photos, displaying tags and categories created on Photo Station, and showing photos on Google TVTM. DS video is available on RokuTM TV to stream multimedia content on bid screen. DS cloud allows users to select specific folder or SD card to sync data. DS file now supports Windows Phone with comprehensive features. Please visit www.synology.com/dsm/dsm4.3_beta.php for more details.

Synology DSM 4.3 Beta Reward Program

Synology will hand out a DS213air to three beta testers who provide the most valuable assistance and feedback. Please visit www.synology.com/support/beta_dsm4.3.php for more details.

DSM 4.3 beta and the new packages are available at www.synology.com/support/beta_dsm4.3.php. Visit the live demo site at www.synology.com/products/dsm_livedemo.php to try out the new features.

Availability

Synology DSM 4.3 beta is free to download and is compatible with DiskStation or RackStation models, x10 series and onward. Supported models include:

RS10613xs+, RS3413xs+, DS2413+, DS1813+, DS1513+, DS713+, DS413, DS413j, DS213+, DS213, DS213air, DS213j, RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS812+, RS812RP+, RS2212+, RS2212RP+, RS812, RS212, DS3612xs, DS1812+, DS1512+, DS712+, DS412+, DS212+, DS212, DS212j, DS112+, DS112, DS112j, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211+, RS2211RP+, RS411, DS3611xs, DS2411+, DS1511+, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS411j, DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS1010+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, and DS110j.

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Synology has released the successor to the DS1812 line, the DS1813.  With eight drive bays, and four gigabit LAN ports, this is a NAS aimed squarely at the datacenter with virtualization in mind.  Read on for details.

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Synology has released the successor to the DS1812 line, the DS1813.  With eight drive bays, and four gigabit LAN ports, this is a NAS aimed squarely at the datacenter with virtualization in mind. The DS1813+ can handle up to 4GB of RAM, and can be expanded to a maximum of 72TB with compatible Synology expansion units.  Here is the press release:

Synology® Unveils DiskStation DS1813+

Making high performance and availability more accessible to small and medium businesses

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – 28th May 2013. Synology UK Ltd today announced the DiskStation DS1813+, an 8-bay NAS server that offers superior performance and comprehensive business solutions with robust resilience for small and medium businesses. “With four fully configurable gigabit LAN ports, storage expansion up to 18 HDDs and the hardware fail-proof design, the DS1813+ not only delivers an astounding performance in file transfer but also offers business users with the flexibility in deployment and redundancy in the event of unexpected hardware failure,” said Wayne An, Product Manager, Synology Inc.

The DS1813+ is built for speed. With link aggregation enabled, DS1813+ can deliver up to an average of 350+ MB/sec in reading and 200+ MB/sec in writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. With 2.13 GHz dual core CPU and 2GB DDR3 RAM, which is expandable up to 4GB, the DS1813+ is ideal for multitasking, data-encryption, video transcoding and virtualisation environments. DS1813+ is designed for small and medium business users as a versatile and affordable NAS server. With complete iSCSI support, DS1813+ can be seamlessly integrated with major virtualisation solutions, including VMware® vSphere™ 5 with VAAI support, Citrix® XenServer™ and Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V™. Feature-rich business applications, such as VPN server, mail server, printer sharing and web server further enhance DS1813+’s cost-effectiveness.  Uninterrupted availability is a critical goal for all businesses. DS1813+ is built for reliability, featuring hot-swappable drives, redundant system fans and redundant LAN ports. With Synology High Availability (SHA), DS1813+ ensures seamless transition between clustered servers in the event of server failure to decrease the impact of downtime.  The DS1813+ runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.2, the only NAS operation system being honoured “Best

Choice Award” and “Media’s Choice Award” at Computex 2013, to provide rich features to boost user-productivity and simplify their tasks, all on a sleek user interface optimised for multitasking.

For more information, please visit

http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS1813%2B&lang=enu

Availability

Synology DiskStation DS1813+ is now shipping globally.

Check out these product pictures.

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This is starting to show up in diskless form for about $1,300.  Not bad for something capable of 32TB and with the Synology High Availability capabilities built-in!

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