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  • Synology ads DS1813+ and DS1513+ to NAS Lineup


    Synology has been very busy this month of May and they are not going to let the month end without announcing yet another new product! Hot on the heels of the recently announced DS1513+, Synology is unveiling the DS1813+. This 8 bay NAS is a sure thing for creative professionals and those that need tons of storage and a fast means in which to connect to it. It's 4 Gigabit NIC's can be used as failover or with link aggregation for read speeds of over 350MBG/Sec, and write speeds exceeding 200 MB/Sec


    Earlier this month they released the DS 1513+. This mammoth of a NAS, powered by Synology's Disk Station Management system, is optimized for small to medium sized businesses while offering Enterprise Storage features.


    DS1813+ Press Release

    Announcing the Synology® DS1813+: Affordable Advanced Storage for Creative Professionals

    Bellevue, Washington––May 28, 2013––Hot on the heals of the new five-bay DS1513+, Synology America Corp. is pleased to introduce the DS1813+, the latest high-capacity, eight-bay, network attached storage (NAS). Designed for increased performance, reliability, and ease of use, the DS1813+ is an excellent addition to a creative workflow; by building on a centralized resource for accessing, editing, and sharing data.

    The DS1813+ provides eight screw-less drive bays, which support both 3.5" and 2.5" mechanical or SSDs. That equates to roughly 32TB of raw storage capacity in the head-unit alone for creative pros to start with. By adding two DX513 expansion units, the DS1813+ can be grown out to 18 total bays, offering up to 72TB of raw data and your choice of either Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) or classic RAID.

    The DS1813+ comes with four Gigabit NICs, which bring powerful enterprise storage options like Synology High Availability, which helps to minimize downtime in the event of node failure by failing over to a mirrored DS1813+.

    Furthermore, when utilizing all four NICs for throughput, with link aggregation, the DS1813+ can achieve read speeds of over 350 MB/Sec, and write speeds exceeding 200 MB/Sec. Additional storage and networking options such as: iSCSI, and VPN, make working with media-assets convenient, whether working on-site, or out on location.

    The DS1813+ makes it easy for users to streamline their workflow by centralizing active and archival media. The unit is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports which can be used to connect external drives to the DiskStation as backup storage, or be made network accessible as independent volumes.

    The DS1813+ runs the latest version of Synology's easy to use operating system, DiskStation Manager 4.2 (DSM 4.2). DSM makes access, and organization of data-assets easy. With only a few clicks in Synology’s Quick Connect control panel: photos, video, music, and documents can be remotely managed on mobile devices.


    Other notable features include:

    • Cloud Station and WebDAV enable synchronization

    • Fail over fan system

    • Refined Package Center Integrated in DSM


    For a full list of features, supported file, and networking protocols, please visit



    Synology DiskStation DS1813+ is now shipping globally; availability may vary depending on region.



    DS 1513+ Press Release

    Synology® Unveils the DS1513+: Optimized even more for SMB, offering Enterprise Storage Features

    Bellevue, Washington—May 14, 2013—Synology America Corp. is proud to announce the release of the DS1513+, the latest in Synology’s versatile business-class product line. The DS1513+ features increased throughput, more redundancy, and ease of use for businesses.

    The DS1513+ offers what small to medium sized businesses need: High Availability to minimize downtime, increased network load balancing and redundancy, plus the ability to scale out to 60TB of raw storage. The DS1513+ brings high-end enterprise functionality, down to desktop dimensions.

    With link aggregation enabled, using all of the four 1Gbps NICs, the DS1513+ can reach speeds of over 200 MB/Sec writing, 350 MB/Sec reading. Additionally, link aggregation provides redundancy for SMB’s in the event that a network node breaks down.

    The four 1Gbps NICs of the DS1513+ can also be configured for: MPIO, iSCSI applications, increased throughput, and network node redundancy; for use in a virtual storage environment.

    Similar to some of the other models in Synology’s business-oriented plus line, the DS1513+ is designed to have its storage grow along with a developing organization. The head unit features five hot-swappable drive bays that can support both 3.5” and 2.5” mechanical or solid-state drives. By adding two DX513 expansion units, the DS1513+ can accommodate ten additional drive bays; for fifteen bays (60TB raw) in total.

    Moreover, the DS1513+ was built for the sustained uptime that a business needs to maximize productivity. When paired with another DS1513+, running Synology High Availability (SHA), both units can keep an office functioning in the event of catastrophic system failure.

    “Until now, features like MPIO, and High Availability were only accessible to our RackStation customers.” said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager of Synology America Corp. “Now, small and medium sized business users can take advantage of that functionality, for a fraction of the cost.”


    Other notable business features:

    Support for: VMware vSphere 5.1 with VAAI Support, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenCenter

    Support up to 100,000 ADS Users, and 100,000 ADS Group Accounts

    Redundant fan’s with failover functionality. If a fan happens to fail, the other speeds-up (under heavy loads) to compensate until the other can be replaced.

    Newly redesigned enclosure, with screw-less drive bays

    3 year parts and service warranty


    For a full list of features, supported file, and networking protocols, please visit


    Synology DiskStation DS1513+ is now shipping globally; availability may vary depending on region.



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    The 1513 model looks like a real winner for this crowd, provided it's not too pricey. It looks like the perfect mechanism for migrating over to ESXi and not having to worry about hardware compatibility. Can't find a price on it yet......
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