Synology launches new DS413 NAS drive and DX513 expansion unit

Taiwanese NAS storage firm Synology has launched two new products for enterprise customers - the DS413, a four-bay DiskStation targeting small- and medium-sized businesses, and the DX513, a five-bay expansion unit for users looking to increase their storage capacity.

The DS413 NAS drive offers a sleek new case design, more processing power, and connectivity through a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, all while making advances in eco-friendliness. It boasts a dual-core Freescale Semiconductor QorIQ CPU and 1GB of RAM for business-optimised usage, and runs on the DiskStation Manager 4.1 platform. According to Synology, the drive can handle read/write speeds of 46.81 MB/sec and 23.46 MB/sec, respectively, under 256-bit encryption. Under a non-encrypted RAID 5 configuration, those speeds jump to 111.12 MB/sec and 80.86 MB/sec.

Meanwhile, it offers energy efficiency, with minimal 35.62 Watt power consumption and support for scheduled hibernation and power on/off modes.

On the DX513 front, the expansion unit aims to allow users to quickly and easily boost their storage via features such as hot-swappable drives, plug-and-play technology, and cloud compatibility for even more storage space. It, too, demonstrates the company’s attempts to offer greener products, with auto hard drive hibernation and power on/off modes.

Both products are now available for purchase around the world. Visit Synology’s website for more details.