Synology DS115j energy-sipping NAS targets home users

Brittany A. Roston - Sep 4, 2014, 12:19pm CDT
Synology DS115j energy-sipping NAS targets home users

Synology‘s latest NAS is targeted at home users, boasting a mixture of performance and energy-sipping hardware to merge together the best of both worlds. The DS115j storage device is a 1-bay unit now shipping across the globe; it can also be used as part of a surveillance system.

The DS115j is hailed as being a budget-friendly unit, giving those who want a network storage drive without significant investment a new option. The NAS is sold with a couple of free IP camera licenses for use in a surveillance system, able to support up to five cameras.

The unit draws less than 13 watts when in operation, and drops down a bit under 4 watts when in hibernation mode. There’s noise dampening to make sure the drive doesn’t intrude on other activities, and it boasts a 28-percent read speed increase over the previous model.

In a Windows environment, the DS115j offers read speeds of 103MB/s — the unit offers a Marvell Armada 370 800MHz floating point CPU alongside 256MB of RAM. There’s support for 2.5″ SATA HDDs with an optional disk holder, otherwise it uses 3.5″ SATA drives. The device is priced at £78/$128 USD.

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