After the launch of the Synology DS920+ at the beginning of July, and the small but also powerful Synology DS220+, now the company officially introduced the new Synology Diskstation DS1520+ 5 bay NAS system.
Synology touts the DS1520+ as “a versatile and scalable solution for your own private cloud and ideal for backing up data and organizing multimedia libraries”.
The 5-bay model offers a gross capacity of up to 240TB (15 x 16 TB drives with the Synology DX517 expansion units) and is aimed at users who save backups of their computers, manage their own media collection and stream video want to secure their surveillance cameras.
The new Synology NAS offers all the functions of the DSM operating system such as data sharing, video transmission, and photo indexing as well as numerous options for protecting and restoring data.
The DS1520+ has 4 x 1 GbE RJ-45 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 sockets, and 2 x eSATA 1GbE ports and offers 126% faster website response speeds and a 16% increase in the speed of computing tasks compared to the Synology DS1019.
Briefly to classify the model: Synology’s network storage uses a simple nomenclature that helps classify new devices quickly. While the first two letters provide information about the type (DS stands for DiskStation, i.e. classic network storage, RS stands for RackStation, larger components that are plugged into server cabinets) the following numbers indicate how many hard drives the respective machine (including Expansion units). An additional “+” in the name indicates that this is a high-end model with a comparatively powerful processor.
- Capacity: 80 TB (5 x 16 TB), expandable to up to 15 drives
- Processor: Intel Celeron J4125 4-core 2.0 GHz, Turbo up to 2.7 GHz
- RAM: 8 GB DDR4 Non-ECC (4 GB onboard & 4 GB SO-DIMM)
- Network ports : 4 x 1 GbE RJ-45, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x eSATA
- Warranty: 3 years
Price and availability
Synology Diskstation DS1520+ 5 bay NAS has been priced at $699.99, but it is now available with up to $50 OFF only on Amazon.com or you can also pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com website at a regular price.
Earlier this month, the TerraMaster has introduced the F4-422 Network Attached Storage (NAS), which has a 10GbE port as its key feature, two 10 gigabit ethernet ports, four 6 TB Seagate IronWolf HDDs in a RAID 0 array allows read and write speeds of up to 650 and 670 MB/s, respectively.