Synology Introduces DS1621xs+ – First Desktop x86 DSM NAS with Native 10GbE


Synology is likely one of the top-tier distributors within the business off-the-shelf (COTS) network-attached storage (NAS) marketplace for SOHOs, SMBs, and SMEs, with QNAP being the opposite main participant. Whereas QNAP has all kinds of {hardware} platforms to select from in every market phase, Synology has been massive on segmentation – limiting Xeon CPUs and native 10GbE to their rackmount choices. Solely their Annapurna Labs SoC-based desktop units have had 10G SFP+ assist until now. That modified not too long ago with the introduction of the DS1621xs+.

The Synology DS1621xs+ makes use of a Broadwell-DE Xeon-D processor (D-1527) – These SoCs are a greater match for storage platforms in comparison with the networking-focused Skylake-D SKUs. The 6 built-in 3.5″ hot-swappable drive bays are complemented by two M.2 2280 NVMe SSD slots. There are two 1 GbE LAN ports and a 10GBASE-T port. Two eSATA ports assist the unit assist two DX517 enlargement chassis, permitting the unit to assist a complete of 16 bays.

On the software program facet, much like all different x86 NAS models from Synology, the DS1621xs+ additionally comes with assist for each ext4 and btrfs inner volumes. Synology claims learn speeds of as much as 3100 MBps with extra 10G NICs within the enlargement slots.

Synology DS1621xs+ Specs
Processor Intel Xeon D-1527 (4C/8T Broadwell-DE x86 Cores @ 2.20 (2.70) GHz)
RAM eight GB DDR4-2666 ECC SODIMM (upgradeable to 16GB x 2)
Drive Bays 6x 3.5″/2.5″ SATA 6 Gbps HDD / SSD (Scorching-Swappable)

(Expandable with 2x DX517 as much as 16 bays in complete)
Community Hyperlinks 2x 1 GbE

1 x 10 GbE
Exterior I/O Peripherals 3x USB 3.0, 2x eSATA
Growth Slots 1x PCIe 3.Zero x8
VGA / Show Out None
Full Specs Hyperlink Synology DS1621xs+ Specifications
Value $1600 (Newegg)

It’s heartening to see Synology lastly introduce 10GBASE-T NAS models within the desktop form-factor. The DSM software program carries some distinctive purposes (just like the Synology Workplace suite) that QNAP does not at the moment have of their QTS working system. Then again, QNAP’s {hardware} selection – notably when it comes to NBASE-T and 10GbE assist even of their SOHO choices can be engaging. Total, it’s good for shoppers to have extra choices to select from within the COTS NAS market.


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