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Synology updates DiskStation Manager to 4.0 (Beta)

Synology updates DiskStation Manager to 4.0 (Beta)

Synology has added many new features and refreshed the user interface in their DiskStation Manager 4.0. When loaded up, there is a new pane that shows the health of your system, a resource monitor, recent logs, and cloud storage available. The health of your system is maintained by their new integrated virus protection. The service is updated by Clam AntiVirus but maintained by Synology.

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Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS review

Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS review

Backup is, for many of us, a guilty topic. Even the geekiest of computer-addicts can find themselves blindsided by data loss, and while cloud services like Gmail and Spotify may be rescuing us from having to keep local backups of our mail and music, there's still plenty of pain when a drive unexpectedly fails. Synology's DiskStation DS411slim offers a somewhat unique take on the home and small office NAS market, using notebook-sized HDDs to pack quad-drive redundancy into an device with a smaller footprint than the average router. Can it save us from drive death disaster? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS Review

Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS Review

With services like Apple's iCloud and Google Cloud Music, it's easy to assume that the future of our data is putting it safe on someone else's servers. There's another option, however, in hosting your own cloud - and backup system - with a NAS. Synology has made a name for itself with flexible, affordable Network Attached Storage that doesn't fall short on performance, and the DiskStation DS712+ is the latest to target home and small business users. Twin drive support, copious multimedia streaming options and the promise of super-fast data rates: there's a lot to like about the DS712+ on paper at least. Check out how it holds up in the full SlashGear review.

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Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS server announced

Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS server announced

This week Synology America Corp announced the official launch of the successor to the network attached storage unit DS710+ with the new DS712+. This NAS server is a storage solution for high performance requiring individuals, a PC file server replacement made specifically for business users. This unit when coupled with the DX510 expansion module will be able to scale out to seven drives, equalling up to 21TB, on the fly - presenting Synology's "most powerful business storage solution at this price point."

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Synology DS411 offers quad-drive backup/media streaming

Synology DS411 offers quad-drive backup/media streaming

Synology has outed its latest NAS, the DiskStation DS411, targeted at home and small business users looking for speedy backup and media storage with four-drive redundancy. The successor to the DS410, the new model has four 3.5-inch HDD bays - for a total of 12TB - along with integrated hardware encryption and the potential for read speeds of up to 105 MB/s and write speeds of up to 47 MB/s.

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Synology DiskStation DS2411+ offers up to 36TB of storage

Synology DiskStation DS2411+ offers up to 36TB of storage

Synology has outed its latest NAS, the capacious DiskStation DS2411+, offering a full twelve bays for 2.5- or 3.5-inch hard-drives. The chunky enclosure sports a dual-core 1.8GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM (user-upgradable to 3GB), twin gigabit ethernet ports and optional WiFi. If up to 36TB of internal storage isn't enough for you (or, more likely, your small business), then you can hook up four external drives to USB 2.0 ports, or even throw in a dedicated Synology DX1211 expansion unit to double capacity to 72TB.

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Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS: up to 4TB in palm-sized box

Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS: up to 4TB in palm-sized box

We're big fans of Synology's DiskStation NAS drives and the flexible DSM software they run, so we've high hopes for the company's newest small form-factor model. The Synology DiskStation DS411slim hides up to four 2.5-inch drives in a 120 x 105 x 142 mm chassis for up to 3TB of redundant storage; it's also got a small power footprint, sucking down under 17W under load or 9.6W in hibernation mode.

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Synology DiskStation DS1511+ packs 15TB (or 45TB with booster drives)

Synology DiskStation DS1511+ packs 15TB (or 45TB with booster drives)

Synology has outed its latest NAS, and the DiskStation DS1511+ certainly doesn't skimp on storage space. The five-bay box can store up to 15TB alone, but will also link up with Synology's DX510 expansion units for a total of 45TB. Meanwhile data is shuffled in and out fast, with Synology using link aggregation for up to 197MB/s read rates and 165MB/s write when in RAID 5 configuration.

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Synology DiskStation DS211+ Announced

Synology DiskStation DS211+ Announced

For some people, making sure that their files are backed up is of the highest priority. And sometimes focusing on the cloud is just not the best bet. That's where equipment from Synology comes in handy, especially for offices and those who just need a physical place to keep everything important to them. With the new DiskStation DS211+, it makes it easier than ever for businesses, and anyone else to share files, protect data, and have a centralized location for backing up important files.

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