We can’t say enough good things about Synology products. The company creates high quality NAS devices for both home and small business users and gives users a lot of functionality for a reasonable price. Not only is the hardware great, but the DSM operating system is also extremely robust and there is a plethora of utilities available to meet almost any need.
Today the company announced the release of the DS413, a four bay hot-swappable NAS box aimed at small business users as well as power users. The DS413 has a dual core 1 GHz processor, a gigabyte of RAM, has 256-bit AES hardware encryption built in, and consumes less than four watts of power while hibernating. The box also has two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and an eSATA port, along with a gigabit Ethernet port. The MSRP is expected to be $499.99 without drives.
While we haven’t had a chance to play with this device, we have no reason to believe that it won’t live up to reputation of the previous devices. The press release it attached below.
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Synology Releases the DiskStation DS413 Optimized for Business Use
Bellevue, Washington—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. “The updated case design is attractive and functional, and should be an affordable and welcome addition to any office.”
When paired with the DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1 operating system, it brings a number of features ideal for office users.
- Cloud Station allows remote assets to keep files up to 5GB each in sync
- QuickConnect allows for direct download links without needing port forwarding
- VPN server (and client) allows for creating secure connections between networks
- Shared folder sync between DiskStations to minimize downtime
For more information, please see here: http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS413&lang=us
Founded in April of 2000, Synology Inc. is a leader in next-generation Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers for the home and small to medium sized business markets. Specializing in both hardware and software for network attached storage devices; Synology products are feature-rich, easy-to-use, energy-efficient, reliable and affordable. All Synology product investments are enhanced with product warranties, free software upgrades and 24/7 online support. Visit http://www.synology.com for more information
Synology has a global presence with regional offices in the US (Bellevue, Washington), and the UK (London, England), Germany (Düsseldorf), and Taiwan (Taipei).