Synology Introduces RS815+ and DS2415+ Rangeley NAS Unitsby Ganesh T S on January 20, 2015 5:00 AM EST
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Synology announced two new NAS models today as updates to the existing RS814+ and the DS2413+ units. Both models are based on the 4C/4T Intel Atom C2538 Rangeley SoC. The RS815+ is a 1U rackmount unit with four bays (expandable to 8 with a RX415 expansion chassis). It comes with four GbE ports and 2 GB of RAM. RAM is expandable up to 6 GB if the second free slot is filled up. There is a variant of the RS815+ with redundant power supplies - the RS815RP+. The presence of AES-NI in the Rangeley SoC allows Synology to market this product for intensive business tasks (such as virtualization) requiring encryption.
The RS815+ looks to target the same market segment as the ReadyNAS 3130 that was introduced by Netgear yesterday. However, the RS815+ uses a SoC with more cores / clocked higher. On the flip side, the RS815+ doesn't come with ECC RAM, while the ReadyNAS 3130 does.
The other product that is getting introduced today is the DS2415+, a tower-form factor system with twelve native drive bays (expandable to 24 using a DX1215 expansion unit). The internal hardware platform (SoC / RAM / number of LAN ports etc.) are similar to the RS815+. The DS2415+ is ideal for applications where massive amounts of fast encrypted storage is desired.
The two new products, unfortunately, are not available for the North American market right now. The pricing is also yet to be determined in USD. However, consumers in UK can find the RS815RP+ on Amazon for £1,207 and the DS2415+ on Scan for £1111.today.
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rpg1966 - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - linkWhen using expansion units such as the DX1215, are you presented with one huge volume, or does the expansion unit appear as a separate volume to whatever's on the main unit? I'm sure I recall reading about ReadyNAS devices that worked that way, i.e. separate volumes.
Gigaplex - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - linkI would expect it to expose each drive individually to the NAS firmware, and however you RAID them and expose them over the network is up to you.
Docchris - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - linkIts up to you
personally i would go for a separet volume, then if the expansion unit fails you still have two whole complete volumes to work with, rather than a broken array.
but the unit just presents you with 24 disks to RAID/partition however you like
Beany2013 - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - linkAs I recall, you can either expand your existing volume into the new device, or have it as a seperate volume - but it depends on specs.
IE I have a DS214 - I can use the DX215 expansion module but it doesn't support hot expansion (I think you require the DS713 for that) but it *will* allow me to add the extra disks as an extra drive group/mountpoint - so it's still useful for me, but for my friend who has a 3tb (and growing) photo collection, she'd be better with the DS713 as a control unit so she can seamlessly add more storage.
It's all on the specs pages for the devices, Syno are pretty clear about what works and what doesn't.
See here: https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/DX513#spec
edward1987 - Monday, January 18, 2016 - linkExpansion unit, RAM and off course Rails are in the list you need wit RS815+ rack nas. Here is the list: http://www.span.com/product/Synology-4-Bay-RackSta... at the the bottom.
Black Obsidian - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - linkFor a second those prices seemed unusually reasonable. Then I remembered that only in the world of Steam does £1 = $1, and only ever when converting the other direction.
chaos215bar2 - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - linkI suppose it's expected at this point, but too bad these are both artificially limited to 6GB memory (the slot that comes with 2GB is not expandable without voiding the warranty) and don't offer ECC RAM.