Synology Inc. has announced two additions to its enterprise-class M.2 NVMe solid-state drive line for SSD caching, and its latest generation 10/25GbE network cards to drive forward storage and networking performance on its storage solutions. New 800 GB models for the SNV3400 M.2 2280 and SNV3500 M.2 22110 NVMe SSD lines are designed to let users with larger data sets cache more data, allowing for higher and more consistent performance improvements over HDD-based arrays. Dual-port 10GbE SFP+ E10G21-F2 The dual-port 10GbE SFP+ E10G21-F2 compliments the existing lineup of high-speed NICs, while the dual-port 25GbE SFP28 E25G21-F2 provides customers with even faster 25GbE connectivity options. “Our latest NAS models are built for expansion so that they can meet our customers' future storage, caching, and connectivity needs,” said Peggy Weng, Synology Inc.’s Product Manager, adding “With this latest wave of releases, we build on that foundation to offer a solid ecosystem of first-party storage and networking options.” Supporting larger SSD cache applications “To satisfy a growing need for cost-effective but high performance and high capacity storage, we introduced our M.2 NVMe SSDs last year to specifically target cache usage," said Julien Chen, Product Manager at Synology Inc., adding “Our enterprise-class drives have been well received for their reliable performance and seamless integration with our product lineup.” Julie Chen further stated, “Our two new, higher-capacity models announced today will allow users with bigger pools of hot data to better reap the benefits of the NVMe SSD cache, maximising the performance an HDD array can output in a very economical way.” SNV3000 series SSD Synology SNV3000 series SSD is designed to support heavy caching applications Synology SNV3000 series SSD is designed to support heavy caching applications where data integrity is of paramount importance, including virtualisation, high-traffic volume database storage, and AI and HPC projects. With over 205,000/40,000 4K maximum random read/write IOPS and a 500 TBW endurance rating, the SNV3000 series consistently delivers fast caching and effectively reduces latency in scenarios from multimedia post-production to database applications. Full integration with DiskStation Manager Full integration with Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM) enables lifetime analytics for each SNV3000 series unit based on actual workloads. Timely notifications when replacement is recommended help users make the most out of each drive's lifespan. “With more businesses relying on data-intensive applications, we see a consistent need for systems capable of handling higher data throughput,” said Peggy Weng, adding “That's why we are introducing 25GbE NICs to our lineup.” E10G21-F2 and E25G21-F2 dual-port network cards The E10G21-F2 and E25G21-F2 dual-port network cards boost throughput and performance of compatible Synology systems for bandwidth-heavy tasks such as distributed computing, AI, or big data applications, backing up large numbers of devices, or supporting more simultaneous users for centralised file or block storage applications. The E25G21-F2 is backward-compatible with 10GbE SFP+ equipment, reducing installation and implementation costs in hybrid networks. The E10G21-F2, E25G21-F2, SNV3400-800G, and SNV3500-800G are available in the market from Synology resellers globally.
Synology Inc. introduced its next-generation 8-bay NAS. The DS1821+ is a solution designed for high-capacity and high-performance data management and storage. Its application ecosystem, versatile performance capabilities, and storage expandability enable content creators and businesses to easily store and secure their files. "As data requirements grow, so do the expectations of our customers for a solution that can meet the ever increasing performance and capacity requirements," said Julien Chen, Synology Product Manager. "The DS1821+ is specifically designed for customers wanting a versatile storage solution, even in demanding multi-user environments." Flexible storage options The DS1821+ is Synology's second Plus series after the DS1621+ to adopt the powerful quad-core AMD Ryzen processor. The new processor delivers over double the computing power over its predecessor, offering significantly faster performance and snappier response time across Synology Drive, Moments, and more. Built-in support for two Synology SNV3400 NVMe SSD cache drives allows random throughput performance to be boosted by 20x or more for commonly accessed data. The DS1821+ provides 8 drive bays with the option to expand to 18 using two DX517 expansion units For increased networking performance, optional PCIe 10GbE NIC can be installed, reaching over 2312.97 MB/s sequential reads, and 1149.89 MB/s sequential writes. The DS1821+ provides 8 drive bays with the option to expand to 18 using two DX517 expansion units. Powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), in addition to JBOD/RAID0/1/5/6/10, Synology Hybrid Raid (SHR) allows users to create arrays using odd-sized drives while still maximising the storage potential of the array. Enterprise-level data protection This enables older drives to be serviceable, without requiring an upfront commitment to only installing drives of the same capacity. DSM also provides easy means of upgrading storage capacity after the device has been set up. Add in a new drive and expand the array effortlessly, without disruptions to services or requiring lengthy manual processes. RAID options can similarly be upgraded, from a lower-protection level to a higher one, such as from SHR-1, one drive redundancy, to SHR-2, two drive redundancy. Synology backup and restoration solutions cover data protection duties for both data resting on external devices and when stored on the DS1821+, available through the Package Centre free of charge. Network and configuration settings DS1821+ is available today from Synology resellers and partners worldwide To protect IT infrastructure, Active Backup Suite allows efficient and centralised backup from Windows and Linux-based PCs and servers, virtual machines on VMware and Hyper-V hypervisors, and Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 SaaS platforms. Snapshot Replication creates schedulable point-in-time recovery points, allowing fast and easy ways to roll back unintended file edits or even ransomware encryption for both Shared Folders and for iSCSI LUNs. Synology Hyper Backup enables schedulable set-and-forget protection to keep the data backed up to another Synology NAS, a USB drive, Synology C2 cloud storage, and other public cloud providers. DS1821+ is available from Synology resellers and partners worldwide. CPU performance improvement compared to Intel Atom Processor C3538. Compatible NICs include the E10G17-F2, E10G18-T2, E10G18-T1. For the latest compatible devices, check the compatibility list. Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab with optimised network and configuration settings. Actual performance could vary in different environments. Comparison done against prior-generation 8-bay DS1819+. For full details on the test setup, please visit the Synology performance page on the company’s website. Supports LFF (3.5") or SFF (2.5") SATA drives. Drive compatibility is dependent on Synology's compatibility list. The capacity of DS1821+ can be expanded using two Synology DX517 Expansion Units, purchased separately. Certain restrictions apply when adding drives to existing storage pools. Refer to the website for more information. Certain restrictions apply for RAID type changes. Refer to the website for more information.