Synology offers new network storage systems

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Synology has introduced three new Serial ATA (SATA)-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems that work with Macs and PCs. They range in price from $1,029.95 to $1,799.95 and will be ready this summer.

The Disk Station DS508 is a five-bay desktop server with hot-swappable drive bays and up to 4 terabytes (TB) capacity using 1TB drives and implementing RAID Level 5. RAID Levels 0 and 1 are also supported. It’s priced at $1,029.95 and should ship in June.

The Rack Station RS408 is a four-bay rack-mounted SATA NAS system that fits into 1U of rack space. It also features hot-swappable drives, with a maximum of 3TB capacity in RAID 5; RAID 0 and 1 are also supported. It’s priced at $1,499.95 and should ship in July.

The Rack Station RS408RP is a four-bay rack-mounted SATA NAS with redundant power supply, 1U form factor, hot-swappable drive bays and up to 3TB capacity using 1TB drive mechanism in a RAID 5 array. RAID 0 and 1 is also supported.

All of the systems’ prices are reflected without drive mechanisms pre-installed.

The systems support Windows ADS authentication, and support NFS, telnet, SSH, FTP with SSL/TLS and HTTPS protocols. Mac users can access the devices using Samba, FTP and AFP.

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