Synology has introduced the DiskStation DS223 network attached storage (NAS) system, a brand new two-bay storage resolution in its “Worth” lineup of important storage servers geared toward dwelling and work-from-home use.
The DS223 depends upon Synology’s DiskStation Supervisor (DSM) working system. It gives a collection of intuitive, easy-to-use information administration options that can assist customers acquire management over their rising information.
“As the quantity of information we every generate day by day continues to develop at an unprecedented tempo, the necessity for efficient file administration has by no means been larger,” says Michael Wang, Synology product supervisor. “The DS223 is the proper resolution for dwelling customers who want to handle their information in a sensible manner with a centralized, complete platform that goes past fundamental storage capabilities.”
As a NAS resolution, the Synology DS223 permits customers to simply handle and entry their information utilizing a personal cloud. Knowledge is accessible from any system, and the two-bay DS223 gives as much as 36TB of storage. The DS223 isn’t linked on to your laptop however is as a substitute linked to your property community. Your information is accessible both domestically or offsite over the web.
The 2-bay NAS is designed primarily for multimedia information, resembling photographs and movies. DiskStation Supervisor consists of Synology Photos, a characteristic that permits customers to prepare and entry photos from computer systems, cellular gadgets and Apple or Android TVs. Customers can add photographs straight from a network-connected system, resembling a smartphone, anyplace with mobile service. Synology Images gives instruments to create photograph albums and rapidly find particular photographs. Synology Images additionally helps full-resolution uncooked pictures, a useful characteristic for fanatic photographers seeking to defend necessary photographs.
The DS223 is suitable with non-Synology cloud companies, together with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive, enabling information centralization. The NAS matches into clever information administration workflows, together with the “3-2-1” strategy endorsed by many information specialists. This strategy advocates maintaining three copies of information, two at separate places, together with no less than one copy saved offsite. The Synology DS223 offers a bodily storage location alongside community connectivity to again up information to a most popular cloud service.
For the reason that DS223 isn’t a part of Synology’s higher-end, dearer “Plus” lineup, it lacks among the options and efficiency out there on the Synology DS1522+ and DS923+ launched final yr. The DS1522+ and DS923+ sport 5 and 4 bays, respectively. Additionally they embrace NVMe SSD help, a characteristic missing on the DS223, which solely accepts 3.5″ SATA HDD or 2.5″ SATA HDD or SSD drives. The DS223’s most sequential learn and write speeds ought to subsequently come up quick towards the efficiency of Synology’s “Plus” sequence merchandise.
Whereas the DS223 doesn’t have a PCIe enlargement port and its LAN port is 1GbE, not 10GbE like the newest “Plus” arrays, the brand new DS223 is a considerably extra reasonably priced and compact choice than Synology’s “Plus” sequence merchandise.
Beginning at $250 with none exhausting drives, the DS223 is amongst Synology’s least costly NAS options. The DS223 is 165 x 108 x 232.7mm (roughly 6.5 x 4.3 x 9.2 inches). In comparison with the same two-bay DS218, the DS223 features a extra highly effective processor, a sooner USB 3.2 Gen 1 front-facing port (in comparison with USB 2.0), and quieter efficiency (14.6 dB versus 19.3 dB). Their dimensions are practically similar. A full listing of all specs will be discovered on Synology’s website.
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